The Big Emerging Minds Summit

Workshop: Young people’s involvement in digital mental health

Led by: Aislinn Gomez Bergin, Camilla Babbage, Kareem Khan, Rebecca Woodcock, and young lived experience experts from the Young People’s Involvement in Digital Mental Health (YPii DMH) Special Interest Research Group

In this workshop we shared with attendees what we had learnt from our online and hybrid events: how hybrid and online events have worked for young people and our own experiences organising and facilitating them. Through this discussion we want to help others planning digital involvement to feel more prepared.

Three key messages:
  1. Aspire to include young people from the start 
  2. Believe in the contribution young people will make to your research 
  3. Consider creating opportunities to give young people agency. It will pay off! 
Workshop facilitators presenting powerpoint

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?  

Further Resources

Check out these pictures from the day!

Workshop Live Tweets

You can read a great thread below from Tom Sharpe who live-tweeted the workshop via @yp_MHstigma.

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