Welcome to E-SEE

This is the website for E-SEE (Enhancing Social-Emotional Health and Wellbeing in the Early Years: A Community-based Randomised Controlled Trial (and Economic) Evaluation of the Incredible Years Infant and Toddler (0-2) Parenting Programmes).

For further information on the project, please contact Sarah Blower or Nicole Gridley at the Department of Health Sciences, University of York.


April 2017

Our final home visits will start in Blackburn with Darwen week beginning 8th May, with all visits to be wrapped up by the end of June. Our research team will be in touch with you shortly to arrange a suitable time to come and see you.

We are also organising dissemination events in both Blackburn with Darwen and Devon to celebrate the end of the pilot phase. You will receive your invitations in the not too distant future.

March 2017

We are pleased to announce that Blackburn with Darwen and Lancashire Care Foundation Trust have confirmed they will remain part of the main trial. We are very much looking forward to continuing our work with them!

February 2017

We have now finished data collection for Time 3 (of 4) in both sites i.e. Devon and Blackburn. Our data collectors have done an amazing job with our parents and babies (who are now aged 11 months old) and our retention rates have exceeded those predicted at this stage in the trial. Well done to all the data collectors!

January 2017

A big HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all, we hope you enjoyed a restful break over the festive season and are looking forward to working with you again in 2017. Work is now well underway again so watch this space for further updates over the coming months.

December 2016

Please note the E-SEE office opening hours over the festive season are as follows:

Thursday 22nd December – 9am till 1pm.

Friday 23rd December – Monday 2nd January 2017 – CLOSED.

Tuesday 3rd January – normal office hours resume.

Everyone at the E-SEE team would like to wish you all a very happy festive season and lots of luck for the new year!


November 2016

Follow up visits in Devon have now started with new our new data collectors out in the field meeting parents and collecting data. If you have not heard from us regarding your follow up visit we will be in touch shortly.

We also have six new parents interested in becoming a member of our Parent Advisory Committee (PAC). If you are not currently involved in the study but would like to offer your support and feedback on research with parents, please click here for information on how to join.

October 2016

Training is moving along very well and practitioners in Blackburn with Darwen have now been trained to deliver the Incredible Years toddler groups. Practitioners in Devon will complete this training in mid October.

The new team of data collectors in Devon will also receive their training mid October.

In other exciting news, Tracey Bywater, Principal Investigator of the Trial, has recently attended the Incredible Years European Network event. It was a very successful event with people from various countries across Europe in attendance.

September 2016

Time 3 research visits with parents living in Blackburn with Darwen are currently underway with data collection due to be completed in this site by the 14th October 2016.
Parents living in North Devon and Exeter will be contacted by the research team from the beginning of November, with visits being conducted until the end of December 2016.


August 2016

A newly released documentary called the The Divide was inspired by The Spirit Level: Why Equality is Better for Everyone – co-authored by Professor Kate Picket who is a member of the E-SEE Trial Management Group. Directed by Katherine Round, The Divide tells the story of seven individuals striving for a better life in modern day USA and UK – where the top 0.1% owns as much as the bottom 90%. You can find out more about the documentary and scheduled screenings at the film’s website.

July 2016

We are currently looking for new health visiting and children’s centre partners to form trial sites in the next phase of E-SEE. If you would like to find out more please contact Sarah Blower (York Trial Manager) vis email: sarah.blower@york.ac.uk

We’d like to give a warm welcome the new members of our Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) in Devon. We’re looking forward to working with you!
If you think you might be interested in joining our PAC please visit out information page.

June 2016

All of our first follow-up visits are now complete. Well done to everyone involved!

May 2016

Our first follow-up visits with families are almost complete and the first Incredible Years baby group s are up and running!

April 2016

The window for completing applications to take part in E-SEE has now closed.

Members of the research team have been busy raising awareness of E-SEE at various events over the last couple of months:

  • Tracey Bywater attended the North of England Health Visitor Research Network meeting in Barnsley
  • Vashti Berry presented on E-SEE to the Clinical and Infant Mental Health Working Group in Devon
  • Sarah Blower gave an overview of E-SEE at a workshop and book launch on child wellbeing hosted by the University of York.

March 2016

We are still looking for parents in Exeter, and the Barnstaple, and Bideford areas of Devon to take part in our E-SEE study. If you’d like to be involved, find out more here. Recruitment closes 22 April 2016.

February 2016

Recruitment in the Blackburn and Darwen area has now closed.

January 2016

We are looking for parents in Exeter, and the Barnstaple, and Bideford areas of Devon to take part in our E-SEE study. Find out how you can take part here.

December 2015

We are looking for parents in the Blackburn and Darwen area to take part in our E-SEE study. Find out how you can take part here.

November 2015

We hosted a free E-SEE family tea party in Blackburn on 10 November. Find out more here.