Open Lab

Join us for our monthly Open Lab series to network, hear the latest research, and join the conversation. 

We meet once a month over a lunchtime between 1-2pm on Zoom

Emerging Minds Open Lab logo

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.

Each Open Lab is slightly different, but is always a friendly and informal space that allows participants a chance to get to know each other and form useful connections. A session might include:

  • Short research presentations

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

  • An opportunity to ask questions of the speakers

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

Below you can sign up for the next Open Lab or find out more about previous Open Labs.

Upcoming Open Lab Meetings

Previous Open Lab Meetings

December 2021

Advert for the December 2021 Open Lab meeting
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

November 2021

November Open Lab Advert: How can design bring us together to improve children and young people's mental health? November 18 2021 - 1-2pm - Speaker: Keili Koppel
How can design bring up together to improve children and young people’s mental health?

Speaker: Keili Koppel

October 2021

Advert for October Open Lab: Perinatal and infant mental health - October 7 2021 1-2pm - Speakers: Professor Pasco Fearon and Rachael Loftus - Join us for our first Open Lab meeting to meet other network members and have informal discussions - More info: - Monthly Zoom meetings Thursdays 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