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
Making the decision to take part in a trial can often be difficult and children and families are often faced with a plethora of information that may not make a great deal of sense. More often than not, the information they receive about a study is too long and complex, adding unnecessary barriers to participation. Find out what a team of researchers in York and Liverpool and patients and families are doing to overcome this challenge…