Working towards co-production in research

Working towards co-production in research

Emerging Minds and our partner networks are committed to promoting co-production in research.

With this goal in mind, we have gathered together advice and guidance on how best to engage with lived experience experts such as young people and parents or carers as collaborators as well as participants in mental health research.

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The Nurture Network

eNurture have created a guide alongside the Association for Young People’s Health, created and informed by young people. It contains comments from pupils and teachers from primary and secondary schools working to promote eNurture objectives.

It is a ‘living’ document that continues to be informed by on-going work with young people, researchers, practitioners, and other mental health professionals working with eNurture.

Download the Youth Engagement Guide

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Young People’s Involvement

The NeurOx Young Person’s Advisory Group (YPAG) is a group of about 30 young people (between 14 and 18 years old) who work with the Neuroscience, Ethics and Society (NEUROSEC) team to help develop methods for working with young people to better understand their views.

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New Economics Foundation

In spring 2013, nef (the New Economics Foundation) was commissioned by Mind to review the literature on how co-production is being used in mental health settings. This report sets out the findings of that review, showing what evidence there is of the impact of co-production on mental health support, and which aspects of co-production are being developed in the sector.

Download the Coproduction in Mental Health Literature Review

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The TRIUMPH Network

The TRIUMPH Network have produced a video on ways that they seek to promote youth involvement in research.

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Resources for involving children and young people in research

List of resources and organisations committed to coproduction in mental health research