The new resource talks about NHS research and how children and young people can get involved; it is through their personal experience we can make a difference.
The PRODIGY study Joint Chief Investigator, Professor Paul French, tells us about a research study currently looking at the prevention of long term social disability in young people with emerging psychological difficulties. Rory Byrne shares his personal research journey. Once a research participant in a mental health study, Rory now leads the PRODIGY Advisory Team, a group of young people who have helped to shape the PRODIGY study.
Youth Speak A group of young people aged between 14 – 24 years who use their personal experience to help researchers shape mental health research.
National Young Person’s Mental Health Advisory Group established in January 2014 by the Clinical Research Network: Mental Health. The Group is made up of fourteen 16-24 year olds, all with experience of mental health issues or having supported someone who has. Members come from across England and have a wide range of experiences and interests. Meetings are held once every six weeks in London.
For more information and resources for parents, schools, youth clubs and teachers visit: www.ChildrensMentalHealthWeek.org.uk
Following the GenerationR event in 2013, a report was written that highlighted 11 recommendations that reinforced several important recommendations for the involvement of children and young people in improving the design, development and delivery of paediatric research in the UK and beyond. One of the recommendations was to develop a systematic way to measure the impact of young people’s involvement activities.