Prioritising our research challenges

Research Challenge 1 - The Big Question

Between January and May 2019, our partners: Young Minds and the Centre for Mental Health convened stakeholder workshops to help set research challenges for the Emerging Minds Network.

Young Minds held a series of workshops for young people and family members with lived experience of mental health problems.  They also sought the views of their experienced staff team. This generated a large number of pressing research questions which informed a series of 4 workshops for practitioners and policy makers convened by the Centre for Mental Health.

These took place in London and Newcastle and brought together over 60 practitioners and policy makers from over 50 different organisations, ranging from Barnet council through to Newcastle United Football Club Foundation.

The result was more than 200 research questions.  The Emerging Minds leadership team then began the tough task of drawing together themes amongst the questions and shaping  4 research challenges

We also drew on the extensive priority setting work led by the McPin Foundation; MindTech’s Top 10 questions for digital technology in mental healthcare and and the findings of the 2017 NHS Digital Survey of young people’s mental health.

Please do contact Emily if you’d like to find out more about the workshops or the process of prioritising our 4 research challenges.

You can download the key documents here:

Emerging Minds Young Minds Report May 2019

Centre for Mental Health Emerging Minds Report May 2019

Criteria for final decision on Emerging Minds Research Challenges May 2019