Safer Young Lives is part of the Institute of Applied Social Research

Learning from the experts

Output March 2019

At the onset of the project, a literature review was carried out in order to:

  • a) assess the literature in relation to the mental health and wellbeing needs of young people who have experienced sexual abuse in adolescence, and;
  • b) locate the present study within this wider evidence base.

This briefing document details the methodology used in the literature review. METHODOLOGY Briefing [PDF]

Three accompanying briefings have been produced on the thematic findings of the review:

  1. concepts and frameworks for thinking about the mental health and wellbeing of young people following sexual abuse in adolescence CONCEPTS Briefing [PDF]
  2. the impacts of sexual abuse in adolescence IMPACTS Briefing [PDF]
  3. identification and assessment of, and support for, sexual abuse in adolescence. RESPONSES Briefing [PDF]

This document provides an overview of the briefings SUMMARY Briefing [PDF]

May 2020 Learning from the Experts: short presentations and online activities

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Learning from the Experts is a participatory research project by the University of Bedfordshire, with support from the Association for Young People’s Health. It explores the mental health and wellbeing needs of young people who experience sexual abuse in adolescence. It’s funded by the NSPCC and ESRC.

Five short presentations about the Learning from the Experts Project and what we’ve learnt so far

We’d like anybody who has taken part in the project - young people, parents and professionals - to watch these films and share their feedback via the survey or email.

BUT we know people are busy! If you don’t have time to watch them all we’d particularly like feedback on our early findings - presentation 5.

If you have questions or comments you can let us know through the survey or email them to us. Contact Claire Soares at

More information about Learning from the Experts

This project has been funded by:



Safer Young Lives Research Centre
Institute of Applied Social Research
University of Bedfordshire
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