POWER UP (Closed to recruitment)

Young people, their parents and guardians and clinicians have developed 'Power Up'. Power Up is a took to help people make shared decisions in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS).

We now want to investigate how Power Up works in clinical settings and look at what clinical, service and patient outcomes may change. The current study is a feasibility study, which will help prepare the way for an even larger trial to be conducted in the future.

Who can be involved?

  • Any young person aged between 11 and 16 years of age with an emotional/internalising disorder who is accessing CAMHS
  • A clinician in a participating CAMHS site

What happens to people taking part in this research?

If you decide to take part, you will be randomised to either use ‘Power Up’ with young people, or proceed as normal with treatment. The researcher will let you know which arm you are put into. If you are allocated to the ‘Power Up’ arm, you will use the tool to help the young person make decisions about their care/treatment. The researcher would also like to observe some of your appointments with participants (with their approval) to see how you are using the tool and if this effects interactions.


This study has now closed to recruitment. We are currently awaiting results. In the meantime if you would like to find out more please complete the following form:

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