The Adolescent Mental Health Data Platform is an international platform which provides robust secure storage and use of anonymised person-based data for research to understand mental health problems and support children and young people. Providing access to this data offers the potential to identify patterns across a range of populations providing a wider perspective in mental health. The Platform provides access to a variety of different datasets that researchers will be able to link with through technology used within our platform to perform research.
The types of data held within the Adolescent Mental Health Data Platform include:
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The Adolescent Mental Health Data Platform is capable of storing your datasets, allowing you to link with the datasets already available in the Platform and providing further opportunities for research. You can also choose to make your data available to other Platform researchers. This will help add breadth to the data available and make the ADP a richer resource for the research community to benefit society. Sharing can be subject to your own governance arrangements and custom data sharing agreement with us.
If you have data that you would like to bring into our Platform, please contact us.
To learn more about the wide range of data which we store or have access to please get in touch with our research team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Administrative data relates to the data which Government departments and agencies build up during their day-to-day activities. They routinely gather information when registering people, carrying out transactions and for record keeping. Administrative data may include social security payment records, educational attainment records, health records, court records and tax records.
There are several databases and projects in the UK collating biological data for research. Biological data can include information on gene function, structure, localisation, clinical effects of mutations and similarities of biological sequences and structures.
Clinical data includes diagnostics, treatment and clinical procedure information related to patients in health services. Clinical data is recorded, following strict coding standards, by health professionals and clinical coding experts in the patient record.
Genetic Data includes personal data relating to the inherited or acquired genetic characteristics of children and adolescents which result from the analysis of a biological sample such as chromosomal, deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) or ribonucleic acid (RNA) analysis.
Psychological data includes data involving child and adolescent’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. This relates to mental health assessments and diagnosis. The data is recorded by health professionals in primary care and specialist clinics where assessments are carried out.
Social Care Data
Social care data includes data for children’s homes and other social care providers, fostering, inspections of local authority children’s services, and serious incident notifications from local authority children’s services.
Social Media Data
Social media data encompasses information collected from multiple Social Media channels. This data includes images, text and analytics from individuals and groups engaging with mental health topics.
Third Sector Data
Third sector data includes data collected from voluntary and community organisations that involve young people: both registered charities and other establishments such as associations, self-help groups and community groups, social enterprises and co-operatives.