Supporting the Supporters
How can young people be better enabled to help each other promote good mental health and prevent and overcome emerging mental health problems?
How can family members be supported to help promote children’s good mental health and overcome emerging mental health problems.
How can settings and activities where young people do or could have regular interactions with adults (e.g.: football club, GP surgery, school) support mental health promotion, prevention and early treatment?
Artwork credit: Tom Bailey
Projects seeking to address this research challenge include:
Research project led by Dr Emily Stapley, University College London and Dr Daniel Hayes, Anna Freud Centre
Can an online teacher training programme improve identification of mental health difficulties in primary school children? A feasibility study
Research project led by Dr Emma Soneson, University of Oxford
Understanding online help seeking of young people via the Childline moderated online peer-peer message boards
Cross-sector placement hosted by the NSPCC and led by Vanessa Bennett, University of Oxford
Research project led by Dr Jackie Parsonage-Harrison, Oxford Brookes University and Dr Faith Martin, Coventry University
You can find out more about our other research challenges and projects we have supported in relation to them via our research challenges page.
We have compiled a dedicated report (May 2023) on how we drew together our research challenges, the progress made towards them, and our perspective on what remains to be done. We would love you to take a look!