The Big Emerging Minds Summit


The Summit exhibition showcased academic posters, artwork, and multimedia focused on children & young people’s mental health research, as an avenue for delegates to exchange ideas and build collaborations. We’re really pleased to be able to share the exhibition in a digital format below, with the majority of exhibitors from the Summit participating. 

Below you can read about the exhibits, open PDFs of posters and resources, and find links to further project information.

Co-produced poster and podcast (below) from members of the NeurOX YPAG and Co-Production Collective on the involvement of young people across a range of research projects. 

HD Labs presents lessons learned working with NHS staff in North West Wales to adapt and implement a digital social prescribing solution codesigned in a very different context.

People with Experience of Racial Inequalities (PERI) in Bipolar At Risk Trials (BART) aims to improve access to research trials and treatment options for underrepresented groups, focusing on young people considered at risk for developing bipolar disorder.

Jackie Parsonage-Harrison explores how we can better support working parents who care for a young person with mental health difficulties.

Coresearchers from the ‘Bridging the Gap’ project present perspectives from peers with lived experience on their role in implementation 

Mind Wandering and ADHD

Natali Bozhilova presents research on excessive and spontaneous mind wandering in young adults with ADHD, inspired by those with lived experience.

Lucy Foulkes explores why some adolescents experience increased distress or clinical symptoms as a result of school-based interventions. 

STEPS is a new digital parenting intervention for parents of children awaiting specialist assessment for ADHD-related difficulties and is currently being evaluated in a randomised controlled trial (OPTIMA).

The CoRay Project (Emerging Minds / Charlie Waller Trust) co-produces evidence-informed resources to support young people dealing with difficult thoughts and feelings.

A co-designed comic inspired by themes developed from qualitative research undertaken with young people living with Type 1 diabetes and their caregivers. 

The team at BoingBoing Resilience model and promote resilience research and practice that challenges social inequalities. Recent projects include “Activism for Resilience” and their “Activism Alliance”.

Researchers from the Co-CAT study have been conducting research and supporting the delivery of a novel online intervention in routine child and adolescent mental health services.

Researchers from the SMARTEN network explore the relationships, institutions, and experiences which shape the mental health and well-being of Widening Participation students at university. 

 A study supported by Place2Be examining the relationship between school exclusions and mental health, and the impact of counselling. 

The Kite Trust has been exploring the barriers and facilitators for LGBTQ+ young people accessing mental health support. Check out their report and social media toolkit.

A toolkit from Kindred Minds, co-designed by young people, clinicians, and researchers to help young people find mental health support and improve their wellbeing. 

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