About E-SEE

The E-SEE study will find out if a new form of support for parents called the Incredible Years programme benefits the wellbeing of parents and their babies. We are interested in finding out whether this new programme is more helpful than services that are already available to families in your area. The study is being conducted as a Randomised Controlled Trial, please click here to watch a great film which explains more about what randomisation is.

To find out if the programme does make a difference, we will look at the progress of families who receive Incredible Years and compare that to the progress of families who receive the usual care available to them in their local area.

The study will look at whether there are benefits for both parents and their babies but we are especially interested in whether the new programmes have a positive influence on social and emotional aspects of child development – that’s why we called it the ‘E-SEE’ study (Enhancing Social and Emotional health and wellbeing in the Early years).

We hope that findings from the E-SEE study will be used to make sure that the right kind of help is available to families in order to support parents and to give children the best start in life.