Workshop: Young people as peer researchers in mental health research
This workshop sought to raise awareness of best practice for engaging young people with lived experiences as co-partners in the mental health research process. Delegates learnt about participatory research methods and transferable insights that can be applied across a range of contexts.
Three key messages:
- The aim of this workshop was to raise awareness of ‘best practice’ for engaging young people with lived experience as co-partners in the research process in mental health research.
- It is important to consider the use of participatory research methods involving young people as peer researchers in mental health research.
- The idea of ‘safe’ practice should also be considered, thinking of the role of self-stigma and how best to work with it.
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?
Check out these pictures from the day!
Workshop Live Tweets
You can read a great thread below from @MariaLoades who live-tweeted the workshop.
A few more tips – use first names, don’t wear a suit!, take time to establish relationships, be clear about end from the beginning, co-create a working agreement that evolves and changes. Online – range of voices wider, but harder for safe guarding issues— Maria Loades (@MariaLoades) October 17, 2022