The Big Emerging Minds Summit

The Big Emerging Minds Summit

Monday 17th October 2022 | St Catherine's College, Oxford

Are you passionate about mental health research making a difference to children, young people, and families?

What's it all about?

Join us in beautiful Oxford (or online) on 17th October 2022 for The Big Emerging Minds Summit. The Summit will bring together delegates from across sectors and disciplines with a range of experiences, skills and perspectives, all with a passion for mental health research that will make a difference to children, young people, and families. We want you to: 

  • leave the Summit feeling inspired and motivated, with new ideas and new perspectives, ready to continue to work together on mental health research that will make a difference.
  • Have the time and space to talk to your fellow delegates, share your own ideas and learn more about theirs;
  • and find the event practically useful.

What's on the agenda?

We’ll be reviewing the findings, challenges, and successes from the research that we’ve supported through our Special Interest Research GroupsCross-Sector Placements and Research Challenge grants.

We’ll be discussing the priorities and next steps for mental health research that will lead to action on children & young people’s mental health. 

We’ll be prioritising sessions that allow for conversation and exchange of ideas and experiences such as workshops, panel debates, and opportunities for networking.

How much does it cost to attend?

The summit is free to attend with lunch & refreshments available to in-person delegates. Bursaries will be available to help with travel costs etc where needed to ensure colleagues from across the UK can join us.

Who can attend the Summit?

We’ll be welcoming young people, parents & carers, researchers, practitioners, clinicians,  professionals from the voluntary and community sector, policy makers, and funders.  

If you are interested in mental health research that will make a difference to children, young people, and families this event is for you!  ,

I can't attend in person. Can I still join in?

Yes! We want to make the Summit as accessible as possible, and know that for some people an in-person event is just not feasible. We are planning to organise a complimentary schedule of remote activities before, during, and after the Oxford Summit. 

Please do still fill in our Expressions of Interest form now so we know you are interested in attending remotely. We will then send you more information nearer the time about what our hybrid programme will look like and you will have the opportunity to register for the remote activities you are interested in.

I'm interested, what's the next step?

If you are interested in finding out more about the Summit or attending, please fill in our Expressions of Interest form using the button below. We’ll then get in touch with you with exciting news about the Summit such as speakers and workshops, and details about how to confirm your place through our full registration system nearer the time.

About the Emerging Minds Network

Since 2019, the Emerging Minds Network has been focused on enabling and encouraging research that will make a difference to children & young people’s mental health in the UK. 

We are working across sectors and disciplines to tackle four Research Challenges. Our research challenges have been developed in partnership with young people, their families, practitioners and policy makers.

In 2021 we published a report of our progress so far, and we are excited about what we can do together going forward.

We are funded by UK Research and Innovation as part of their cross-disciplinary Mental Health Network Plus initiative.

Find Out More

Research Challenges
Special Interest Research Groups
Funding Recipients
Cross-Sector Placements