Emerging Minds Open Lab Meeting

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We are excited to launch our new Emerging Minds Open Lab meeting series!

As per the name, we hope that this will be ‘open’ to all network members, so we encourage anyone with an interest in research focused on children and young people’s mental health to attend.

Emerging Minds Open Lab logo

We plan to host monthly Zoom meetings on Thursdays 1-2pm – we really hope that this can fit in with people’s lunch hours!

The aim is to provide a friendly and informal space to allow regular participants a chance to get to know each other and form useful connections.

Each session will include:

  • A chance for attendees to introduce themselves

  • Short research presentation

  • Short presentation on a practical topic e.g. methodology, securing grants, communications, etc.

  • Breakout sessions to allow participants to discuss topics raised informally with one another

Dates & registration details

December 7 2021 – 1-2pm

Racism and Children & young people’s mental health in the UK

Dr Shioma-lei Craythorne – Aston University,
Dr Verity Jones – University of West of England,
Dr Yasmin Ahmadzadeh – Kings College London

This event gives a chance for the successful applicants from our second funding call to explain more about their research. To find out more about them, check out our Funding Recipients page:


To register for this Zoom event, click the link here:


November 18 2021 – 1-2pm

How can design bring us together to improve children and young people’s mental health? 

Speaker: Keili Koppel

This session will focus on collaborative ways of working. Emerging Minds recent intern Keili Koppel will give a short presentation on how design research and practice has brought stakeholders together to explore children and young people’s mental health, its challenges and possibilities. 

The presentation is followed by an activity-mediated discussion in small groups where we will explore what our shared, collaborative working environment might be like.

Keili has a master’s degree in design innovation & environmental design from the Glasgow School of Art. She is interested in design as a form of inquiry, collaborative approaches, and creative engagement.

18 November 2021 – 1-2pm
To register for this Zoom event, click the link here:


October 7 2021 – 1-2pm
Perinatal & Infant Mental Health 


  • Professor Pasco Fearon – Chair in Developmental Psychopathology, University College London

  • Rachael Loftus – Specialist Infant Mental Health Midwife for Little Minds Matter Team, Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust

Full details of the meeting can be found here: https://emergingminds.org.uk/open-lab-meeting-october/