Join our Young People’s Advisory Group
Tell us how we can make research into the health of children and young people better.
You don’t need any specialist knowledge in health or research.
WHO: Young people 8 to 18 years who want to make research better for children and young people
WHEN: Every 1-2 months outside school hours in the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital, Eastern Road, Brighton, BN2 5BE
WHY: To advise people like doctors, nurses and therapists on new research ideas. Together, we come up with new ways to make research better
HOW: Email the Young People’s Advisory Group (YPAG) for Kent, Surrey, Sussex:
Gives feedback and ideas to researchers on their projects, for example how to make research information sheets easier for a child or young person to read and understand.
Helps explain why research is important to improve health and to encourage other children and young people to join research studies.
What will I get out of joining?
We want to involve children and young people (aged 8 -18) because you can give us a valuable insight into the work that we do and help us to improve the overall research experience for everyone.
A Parents & Carers parallel group has also been set up to advise on research and so are also welcome to attend. During research discussions we ask parents and carers to join a separate room from the young people.
Sometimes we will photograph or record our meetings or events. Photos are used for newsletters and publicity. We will always ask for your consent first.
We offer a ‘Thank You’ voucher for attending.
We can provide financial support for travel and car parking.
How time has flown! It only seems like yesterday that we were celebrating the first anniversary of YPAG KSS and now a year on and with more research projects under our belts, 13 children and young people, 8 parents and carers and 6 YPAG facilitators gathered together on February 1st 2020 to celebrate another successful […]
In October members of YPAG KSS were invited to present at the prestigious ‘Involving Children and Young People in Research’ Showcase Event organised by INVOLVE and held at the Centre for Public Engagement at Kingston & St. George’s, London. Dr Louca-Mai Brady kicked off the event with a focus on undertaking inclusive approaches to children […]
On 17 April , five members of YPAG Kent, Surrey & Sussex (Ella, Ed, Alexis, Kit and Ben) travelled to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) to take part in a Health Tech Workshop organised by GOSH DRIVE (Digital Research, Informatics and Virtual Environments) and the Generation R Alliance. In total 25 C&YP aged 10–21yrs representing YPAGs […]