The Centre for Research in Social and Psychological Transformation (CREST) is a hub of internationally recognised research activity in the field of psychological therapies.
CREST focuses research on interventions and methods that support enhancements in psychological and social wellbeing, as well as processes at the interface between the psychological and social domains.
The work of the research centre is organised around four clearly identified themes in which members of CREST have achieved, or are close to achieving, international recognition.
- Making Shared Decisions with clients and personalisation.
- Working with voices, visions and continuing presence.
- Empowering children & young people.
- Engaging with death, dying and bereavement.
CREST has its own therapy clinic based at the Whiteland campus.
The ‘Health Foundation’ funds CREST Researchers to evaluate i-THRIVE, the implementation of a new CAMHS service delivery framework to improve treatment outcomes for young people’s mental health.
Around one in 10 young people in the UK experience significant emotional or behavioural problems. Schools are a particularly good place to tackle this because they are one of the few places that nearly all young people go to. In fact, evidence suggests that young people are 10 times more likely to attend a school-based intervention than to look for support elsewhere.