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Pilot mixed-methods evaluation of interpersonal counselling for young people with depressive symptoms in non-specialist services
  1. Paul Oliver Wilkinson1,2,
  2. Viktoria Cestaro3,
  3. Ian Pinchen4
  1. 1 Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
  2. 2 Children and Young People’s Services, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, UK
  3. 3 Suffolk South Integrated Delivery Team, Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, Norwich, UK
  4. 4 IP Consulting, Cambridge, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Paul Oliver Wilkinson, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 8AH, UK; pow12{at}cam.ac.uk

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  • Contributors POW and VC conceived the therapy development and evaluation plan. IC led the qualitative analysis, with input from POW and VC. POW conducted the quantitative analysis. All authors wrote and approved the final manuscript.

  • Funding The research evaluation was funded by CLAHRC-East of England and Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust R&D Strategic Funding. The therapy, training and supervision were funded by Suffolk County Council.

  • Competing interests POW and VC work as interpersonal psychotherapy practitioners, supervisors and trainers and are developing IPC services in the area where the pilot took place. POW has conducted paid consultancy for Lundbeck and Takeda.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Ethics approval The study was approved by UK Social Care Ethics Committee (first half of study only) and Suffolk County Council Research Governance Panel (whole study).

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors POW and VC conceived the therapy development and evaluation plan. IC led the qualitative analysis, with input from POW and VC. POW conducted the quantitative analysis. All authors wrote and approved the final manuscript.

  • Funding The research evaluation was funded by CLAHRC-East of England and Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust R&D Strategic Funding. The therapy, training and supervision were funded by Suffolk County Council.

  • Competing interests POW and VC work as interpersonal psychotherapy practitioners, supervisors and trainers and are developing IPC services in the area where the pilot took place. POW has conducted paid consultancy for Lundbeck and Takeda.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Ethics approval The study was approved by UK Social Care Ethics Committee (first half of study only) and Suffolk County Council Research Governance Panel (whole study).

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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