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Centre for Family Research

Dr Christine O'Farrelly for the Centre for Family Research Seminar Series. 11am until 12pm on Tuesday, 30th January. Join us in person at the Old Cavendish Building, Free School Lane, or sign up via Eventbrite to join us online:

Promoting mental health in the early years: Identifying the golden threads of effective parenting programmes.

Speaker: Dr Christine O’Farrelly

Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.



In this talk I will provide an overview of the Golden Threads research project based within the Centre for Research on Play in Education Development and Learning at the Faculty of Education. Golden Threads seeks to identify the common elements of effective parenting interventions that promote early mental health for young children.

The findings may help us to optimise the most promising programmes so that can be better delivered at scale and diffuse evidence informed practices into universal contacts within early years systems so that families receive consistent support. I will discuss the advantages and limitations of the common elements approach.


When and Where

In-person: Ground Floor Seminar Room, Centre for Family Research, Old Cavendish Building, Free School Lane / New Museums Site.

Online: Sign-up via Eventbrite.

Tuesday, 30 January, 2024 - 11:00 to 12:00