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Tweet chat: Young people’s mental health and research

16 February 2016

The National Institute of Health Research Clinical Research Network (NIHR CRN) is hosting a national tweet chat on Thursday 18 February between 7-8pm, on young people's mental health and research, with mental health experts and charities.

Whether you’re a young person, parent, guardian or carer and have a question about young people’s mental health or research, tweet them at @NIHRCRN using #NHSresearch during the session.

Panelists so far include:

  • Professor Dame Til Wykes DBE, Specialty National Lead, NIHR CRN: Mental health
  • Professor Paul French, Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust @pfrench123
  • Laura Whitehirst, External Relations Manager, Anxiety UK
  • Ellen White, Social Media Officer, OCD Action
  • Victoria Simcock, Research Officer, OCD Action

They have also launched an online resource on Children and young people’s mental health research for Children’s Mental Health Week.

Features include:

  • The PRODIGY study
    Joint Chief Investigator, Professor Paul French, tells us about a research study currently looking at the prevention of long-term social disability in young people with emerging psychological difficulties.
    Rory Byrne shares his personal research journey. Once a research participant in a mental health study, Rory now leads the PRODIGY Advisory Team, a group of young people who have helped to shape the PRODIGY study.
  • Youth Speak
    A group of young people aged between 14 – 24 years who use their personal experience to help researchers shape mental health research.
Tweet chat: Young people’s mental health and research
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