Workshop: From interns and advisors to setting research priorities and producing journal publications: the importance and impact of co-production
Led by: Fiyory T Ghezae, Adenike A. M. O. Adebiyi, and Jawward Mustafa
This workshop highlighted learnings from the Emerging Minds Network approach to co-producing mental health research with young people. It was led by Emerging Minds interns and advisors, Fiyory, Jawwad, and Nikki, who played a central role in the funding of research projects on the impact of racism on youth mental health in the UK, through our second funding call.
Three key messages:
- Opportunities should be provided for early career researchers and those with lived experience of the issues being researched.
- Co-production of research with young people from the beginning matters.
- Any engagement with young people should be meaningful and representative.
This workshop was connected to our Voices, Power & Attitudes research challenge: How can we amplify young people’s voices and change societal attitudes in ways that positively impact on mental health?
Artwork by Tom Bailey (@tombaileyart).
Check out these pictures from the day!