Welcome to the Emerging Minds podcast! We’ve been connecting with people across our network to find out more about their work and how it can have a positive impact on the mental health of children and young people. Check out the episodes below to find out more.

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CoRAY Voices Podcast: Seeking Help for your Mental Health

We’re thrilled to share the new CoRAY Voices Podcast where Tori, Eve and Jenny interview Dr Polly Waite, a clinical psychologist, on how to encourage young people to seek help in managing their mental health. The podcast builds on our evidence-informed briefing from researchers and clinicians around encouraging children and young people to seek help & support if they are struggling with their mental health. A group of young people from the northeast examined the recommendations, and then worked with the CoRAY project team and Headliners (UK) to co-produce the CoRAY Voices Podcast. We are very grateful to the Medical Research Council and the Westminster Foundation for supporting this work. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SK8-1kk07Zw&ab_channel=HeadlinersUK%20

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Its Not That Deep: Drama Series on Loneliness

The Emerging Minds Network is excited to share the new drama short film series “Its Not That Deep“. The three-part series was written and acted by a group of young people in just five weeks, in collaboration with Fully Focused Productions and our CoRay team. Episodes 1 and 3 draw on our evidence-informed recommendations for supporting young people feeling lonely, isolated and disconnected.  Episode 2 draws on insights from Swansea University on cyberbullying and how to help as part of the Adolescent Mental Health project. All three episodes are available to watch below, alongside a “meet the cast” episode where the actors talk about the themes. We hope the series will stimulate discussion on feeling lonely, isolated and disconnected. Episode 1

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CoRAY Voices Podcast: Managing Change and Uncertainty

The Emerging Minds Network is thrilled to share the new CoRAY Voices Podcast which focuses on how uncertainty has affected young people’s mental health and how we can manage feeling uncertain.  A group of young people from the northeast examined the evidence informed recommendations for supporting young people to manage change and uncertainty. The young people then worked with the CoRAY project team and Headliners (UK) to co-produce the CoRAY Voices Podcast. In the podcast, they interview Professor Jacqui Rodgers about how to support young people who are experiencing change and uncertainty. The podcast has been split into two episodes and both are available below.  We are very grateful to the Medical Research Council and the

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