Speak Out Premier

Speak Out Premier A new short animated film premiered at Norwich Pride promoting the findings of SpeakOut – a national study of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and questioning (LGBTQ) young people’s experiences of growing up in the care system. The research, led by Jeanette Cossar at the University of East […]

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Public Engagement in Research Award

Public Engagement in Research Award Blog by Dr Anna Spathis, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Associate Specialty Director in Palliative Medicine, School of Clinical Medicine and Dr Stephen Barclay, University Senior Lecturer in Palliative Care, University of Cambridge, Principal Investigator, Collaboration for Applied Health Research and Care East of England […]

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When are children and parents who have experienced domestic abuse ready to engage with child-centred support programmes?

When are children and parents who have experienced domestic abuse ready to engage with child-centred support programmes? Growing up in a household with domestic violence and abuse can affect children for the rest of their lives. Support programmes specifically aimed at children who have been exposed to abuse exist, but […]

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Early-Stage Innovation Centered on Making for Youth Mental Health: A Design-Led Approach

“Early-Stage Innovation Centered on Making for Youth Mental Health: A Design-Led Approach” In his recent publication, Nick Bell (Chair of Communication Design,University of the Arts London) presents the action-research of ‘Early Lab’, an early-stage design practice working to support social innovation. Nick co-founded Early Lab, which has spent the last three years […]

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New Young People Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) group in Cambridge

New Young People Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) group in Cambridge ‘Young People in Research Programme’ comprises of 20 1st year 6th formers from 6 Cambridge schools (mix of state and private). They are able to review documents and meet with researchers to discuss projects or hold focus groups, the latter […]

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Right People, Right Questions project – top 10 research priorities for young people’s mental health

Right People, Right Questions project – top 10 research priorities for young people’s mental health The ‘Right People, Right Questions’ project seeks to discover the top 10 research priorities for young people’s mental health. As 1 in 10 young people have mental health issues, focusing on young people’s mental health […]

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Talking Mental Health films

Talking Mental Health films, with Anna Freud Centre Talking Mental Health is an animation designed to help begin conversations about mental health in the classroom and beyond. They have recently created 2 fabulous films about talking about mental health Talking Mental Health: Main animation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hVAPFyukvY Behind the Scenes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBrGOpwxEa0 Share […]

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Mental Health Screening Programme in primary schools

Project title Theoretical and practical development of a prototype school based Mental Health Screening Programme to be delivered in primary schools. Type of research Applied health research Background and rationale for new research Poor mental health amongst children and young people has sparked a national conversation1. At odds with the […]