We are an inter-disciplinary, collaborative network of researchers, academics, clinicians and service users with an interest in youth mental health.
Our group and the work we conduct is a response to a global youth mental health movement of recognising the emerging health needs of young people and promoting youth mental health, resilience and wellbeing through the development of innovative, youth-oriented mental health services.
The research we conduct aims at highlighting the importance of early intervention and prevention of mental illness in the age group of 12 to 25 and the development of targeted services for youth focusing on improving prognosis through continuity of care, promoting resilience and supporting healthy developmental pathways. Ultimately, with our research we want to inform the development of targeted, evidence-based, youth-friendlymental health services by placing young people at the forefront of change.
The group is conducting research under the following themes:
The involvement of young people with and without experiences of mental illness is key to ensuring that proposed ideas, discussions and work conducted as part of our group is relevant to and directly reflects their mental health needs and concerns. To achieve that, we have set up a Youth Advisory Group of ten young people, called New Youth.
This group has direct input in the work we do by advising us on the “big questions” that reflect young people’s concerns about their mental health needs and the current state of mental health services. The group, facilitated by Tim Carter and Dr Maria Michail, meets on a monthly basis.
New Youth projects:
Development of logo and branding and development of resources for young people. Our young people are currently developing a range of resources including a booklet targeted at other young people for the purposes of:
New Youth Booklet
A booklet developed by our young people for young People! Click here to download it.
Youth Mental Health - What role for Primary Care?
25th May 2017, Jubilee Conferencing, Jubilee Campus, University of Nottingham
A one-day conference for researchers, GPs, practice nurses, service users, mental health professionals working at the interface between primary and secondary care, psychiatrists, policy-makers, commissioners, and anyone else with an interest in this area.
This multifaceted event will provide a forum for hearing about the latest research, sharing ideas about best practice, reflecting on real life experiences, and considering how to best manage some of the challenging issues which primary care professionals and young people face.
Themes for the Day
Registration and call for abstracts open soon!