Do you have a special interest in mental health? Or do you have experience managing mental health difficulties?
If so, you might be interested in participating in the following project. Wellcome Trust- Mental Health Priority Areas Team are producing a report on the best ways to promote well-being and reduce psychological ill-health in children and adolescents. They are putting a call out for young people to contribute to their panel and here are the details:
We’d like your help!
We are looking to recruit a panel of young people who have experience of or a special interest in
mental health to advise us on a special insight report we are preparing. We are looking at a
phenomenon called “psychological distancing”, which exists in a number of psychological
therapies. Ideas that affect meaningful changes in well-being often begin by listening to those
experiencing the symptoms we want to understand.
What are the benefits of being on our panel?
We think psychological research is done best when we include the people actually experiencing difficulties. By being part of our panel, you will be informing psychological treatments and helping guide us to make our research accessible to other young people. As an advisor, you would also receive compensation for your time.
What would you have to do?
We would invite you to participate in small group discussions where we present the ideas we have for our report and get your feedback on them. We would also want feedback on how best to share our research with young people and other stakeholders, such as other scientists and teachers. All you would need to bring is your opinion and experience!
If you’d like to know more or feel interested in taking part, please email [email protected]
We’d love to hear from you!