11 resources

Youth mental health in Ireland and Northern Ireland - An Access Evidence Animation

Posted May 24, 2018

This animation is based on a longer Access Evidence literature review about youth mental health in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Podcast - Getting best practices into regular service settings

Posted July 26, 2017

This short podcast, produced by CES in 2011, features Karen Blasé from the National Implementation Research Network in the USA. It introduces the benefits of using an implementation science approach and offers several lessons for successful implementation. These include: the need to select, train and coach staff; the importance of having a team responsible for implementation; and the value of using appropriate measures to monitor implementation. It is a useful introduction to those new to implementation science.

Knowledge Translation and Implementation Video Series

Posted July 24, 2017

This series of five short, illustrated videos was produced in 2014 by Melanie Barwick and colleagues from the Emerging Team in Knowledge Translation for Child and Youth Mental Health, and funded by the Canadian Institute of Health Research. The videos cover: Implementation of Evidence Based Practices; Implementation Teams; Coaching and Implementation; Fidelity and Implementation; and Implementation in Schools. They identify key lessons from implementation in children's mental health organisations and schools, and are ideal for those who are new to implementation.

Implementation and Human Behavior Change - The Behaviour Change Wheel

Posted July 20, 2017

This article, written in 2011 by Susan Michie and colleagues from University College London, places behaviour change at the centre of designing and implementing evidence based practices. The article proposes that behaviour change is determined by capability, motivation and opportunity (the COM-B framework). It then links the COM-B and behaviour change to characteristics of interventions and the policy environment in a model called the Behaviour Change Wheel. It is accompanied here by a short podcast, in which Professor Michie provides an overview of the model, and seeks to bridge the gap between research evidence and changes in practice. Both the podcast and article will be of interest to researchers and policymakers.

Podcast - One Failed, One Flourished, One Folded: Applying Implementation Science Theory to Practice

Posted July 16, 2017

This podcast features Tom Jefford, Head of Service for Youth Support in Cambridgeshire County Council, speaking after a meeting of the Implementation Network of Ireland and Northern Ireland in November 2016. In this podcast, Tom discusses his 15 years of research and experience in implementing Multisystemic Therapy (MST) for families of youths with severe behavioural problems. He describes some of the challenges in implementing evidence based practice, and factors such as leadership, collaboration and organisational context, that make it sustainable. This podcast will be of interest to policymakers, service providers and commissioners who are implementing new programmes or practices.

Podcast - Implementation Teams

Posted June 30, 2017

This podcast, produced by CES in 2013, features Bianca Albers from the Family and Evidence Centre in Denmark, and was recorded after a meeting of the Implementation Network of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Here, Bianca discusses the topic of implementation teams. She stresses the importance of context in shaping the structure of implementation teams, and the skills and experience required by members of implementation teams. Her learning from working with municipalities to implement programmes in Denmark is highlighted. This podcast is most relevant for policymakers and service providers.

Podcast - Key Messages for Practitioners Implementing Programmes and Services

Posted June 18, 2017

This podcast, produced by CES in 2011, features Melissa van Dyke, an International Expert Advisor on Implementation from the Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland (CELCIS). It outlines three lessons learned about implementation from practitioners working directly with families and children. These lessons emphasise the benefits of increased understanding of what works most effectively; learning from the expertise of others through feedback and coaching; and having access to data which informs practitioners’ decision making. This learning will resonate strongly with practitioners, but will be of interest to all stakeholders interested in implementation.

Taking care of your data

Posted March 29, 2017

What can organisations and researchers do to take good care of data so that policy makers and practitioners can use it in future? In this short podcast, Ruth Geraghty, Data Curator with the Children's Research Network offers some tips and guidance on archiving data. 

Sir Peter Housden - What is a whole of government approach?

Posted June 11, 2015

This short audio clip featuring Sir Peter Housden was recorded in advance of the launch of the CES Primer on Implementing Whole of Government Approaches in Belfast in June 2015. In this audio clip, Sir Peter, then Permanent Secretary to the Scottish government, explains what is meant by Whole of Government, what the challenges are and some of the lessons learned from the Scottish experience of implementing whole of government approaches.

What is Capacity Building?

Posted November 05, 2013

Capacity building is a topical area of investment and implementation. Author of Capacity Building: What the Literature Tells Us? and Senior Fellow at The Tavistock Institute, Dr Susan Whittle, discusses what it is in this audio clip. 

Capacity Building at Field Level

Posted November 05, 2013

Brian Kearney-Grieve, Programme Executive at Atlantic Philanthropies discusses capacity building at the field level from a funders perspective in this audio clip. He explains how Atlantic Philanthropies endeavored to build a field as a means to meet progamme objectives.