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Laura Manistre Mayhew Manistre

Miss Laura Manistre Mayhew Manistre

Research student


As an experienced Youth Worker specialising in Adolescent Mental Health - MA Distinction, I am interested in developing youth friendly mental health services to support transitions and improve outcomes for young people through research and practice. 

ESRC funded PhD student. Examining What Works to support Care Leaver's Mental Health and Wellbeing - A realist framework study to examine what works to support care leavers mental health and wellbeing in the Welsh Context. 


MA CAMHS - Young people's views on access and engegement with mental health services. 

ESRC PhD - What works to support care leavers mental health 

CASCADE Children's Social Care Research and Development Centre, Research Assistant on the What Works Centre for Childrens Social Care project - Data colletion, interviews, report writing, qualitative analysis, 


What works to support care leaver's mental health and wellbeing in Wales


I have given guest lectures on youth participation in research, youth work theory and working with young people experiencing metnal illness. 

I recently presented a paper on ' Young people's views on access and engagement to mental health services' at Manchester University conference for Collaboration, creativity and complexities; devloping networks and practices of co-production with children and young people; and University of York 9th International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health