The BeGOOD YPAG works with the Neuroscience, Ethics and Society team at the University of Oxford to help develop methods for working with young people to better understand their views. It is part of BeGOOD Citizens Early Intervention Ethics investigating young people’s views on early intervention strategies in mental health, which is funded by the Wellcome Trust.
Our YPAG members are divided in two groups: Group 1 has a special interest in ethical issues and debates, and Group 2 focuses primarily on mental health. They have a writing committee that is responsible for the YPAG Blog. Each group meets once or twice per term, normally on Saturdays in Oxford. In between meetings, they keep in touch via email or other online platforms.
This year there are approximately 30 YPAG members aged 15 to 18 years.
“We have a chance to learn about mental health, ethics, and the process of doing research. We also have the chance to interact closely with researchers who are doing cutting-edge work in their field. The groups help us develop important skills, such as the ability to work in a team. Most importantly, we ensure that young people’s voices are heard and engaged throughout the research process.”
Recent activities include:
YPAGs work with researchers at each stage of the research process.
In 2018-2019, members of YPAG will participate in producing the glossary, blogging, data coding (to analyse research results), planning a conference, creating videos for disseminating research findings and a global mental health campaign.
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