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PhD researcher in the School at Psychology at the University of South Wales. Research interests include the impact of physical activity on the mental health and well-being of children and adolescents. Current PhD project aims to explore the role of professional football clubs in enhancing the mental health of young people using community-based interventions that are delivered by the charitable arms of Premier League and English Football League clubs.
Background: Rates of physical activity decline throughout adolescence, and evidence indicates that this has an adverse impact on psychological health. This paper aims to synthesise available evidence for physical activity interventions on the mental health and well-being of young people (11–19 years) from the general population. Method: Nine databa...
Evidence suggests that monitoring and appraising symptoms can result in increased engagement in medical help-seeking, improved patient-doctor communication, and reductions in symptom prevalence and severity. To date, no systematic reviews have investigated whether symptom monitoring could be a useful intervention for menopausal women. This review e...
Objective: This systematic review explored the effectiveness of using physical activity (PA) interventions to enhance psychological well-being and reduce psychological ill-being (e.g., anxiety, depression) in children aged six to 11 years old from the general population. Methods: Electronic databases were searched for studies published between J...
The following databases were screened: PsychInfo, EMBASE, MEDLINE, CINAHL, Cochrane, ProQuest, PsychArticles, Scopus, and Web of Science. Studies quantitatively or qualitatively measured the impact of a symptom-monitoring method on menopausal populations and symptoms. Searches returned 18 studies which met the eligibility criteria and contributed d...
To develop a mental health and physical activity-based intervention for children and young people that can be delivered in community settings by the charitable arms of Professional Football Clubs.