We will be hosting a series of ‘kick off’ events around the UK in autumn 2019.  Locations include Newcastle, Swansea and Belfast, amongst others.

The purpose of these events will be to:

  • Share more details of our upcoming funding calls and what support will be available to help with proposal development.
  • Facilitate discussions around possible collaborations and projects to address our Emerging Minds research challenges.

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Podcast – Interview with Professor Cathy Creswell & Dr Jamie Stark

In the Emerging Minds Network’s first ever Podcast, Professor Cathy Creswell sat down with Dr Jamie Stark from University of Leeds to discuss our upcoming event in the Mental Health Museum on 17th January 2020


Podcast – Interview with Professor Ann John

Professor Ann John from Swansea University talks about the Adolescent Mental Health Data Platform, future priorities in mental health research and the new Wolfson Centre for Young People’s Mental Health.


Podcast – Interview with Kadra Abdinasir from the Centre for Mental Health

Kadra Abdinasir from the Centre for Mental Health talks about her organisation’s work and their planned collaboration with the Emerging Minds Network


Funding Call

Our first Emerging Minds research development funding call is now open!

We are inviting proposals for research projects that address our Emerging Minds research challenges and will help to reduce the prevalence of mental health problems experienced by children & young people.


Podcast – Find out more about our Funding Call

For our latest podcast episode, we wanted to provide as much information as possible for people who are planning to make applications for our Funding Call. We are keen to make sure that we get applications from across the sector so we have tried to cover as many aspects as possible in these four clips. […]


Podcast: Engaging with the voluntary and community sector

Joining us for this edition of the podcast is Pam Miller, Emerging Minds Network Leadership Team member and Interim Head of Research at the NSPCC. She kindly agreed to talk us through her presentation, explaining how researchers can engage with voluntary and community organisations about research collaboration in the most effective way. As well as […]


Funding Call: Reviewer Advice

For our first Emerging Minds funding call, we have brought together a team of young people who are experts by experience, as well as parents and carers of children & young people who have experienced mental health problems. Our Emerging Minds Reviewers and members of Advisory group were joined by members of the Institute for […]


Mental Health Museum Workshop – ECR Reports!

On Friday 17th January 2020, we held our one-day workshop for Early Career Researchers on Interdisciplinary Approaches to Children & Young People’s Mental Health at the Mental Health Museum in Wakefield. The event was a big success, bringing together people from a wide range of backgrounds and interests. Participants were able to find out more […]


How can we best support children and young people with their worries and anxiety?

We wanted to share the following evidence based advice for anyone supporting children and young people with their worries: Be curious about worries For example, “What is worrying you about this?”, “What are people at school talking about?”, “What have you heard about the virus?” Empathise Help them to feel understood and their worries are […]


Podcast: How can we best support children and young people with their worries and anxiety?

The Emerging Minds network is pleased to share recordings from our webinar on 24 March 2020: In the time of COVID-19, how we can best support children and young people with their worries?  What does research tell us? We were delighted to be joined by: Professor Cathy Creswell, University of Oxford; Dr Polly Waite, Universities […]


New Co-SPACE study launches

Could you help us learn how families are coping with the challenges of COVID-19? Find out more here Info sheet (PDF)