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Not enough is known about young people’s mental health, yet it is estimated that an average of three children in every classroom has a diagnosable mental health problem. We need to know more. That’s why we are leading on developing the top ten questions for young people’s mental health to be answered by research.

Improving lives through virtual reality therapy

People experiencing psychosis may find social situations difficult and consequently withdraw from everyday activities.  The use of modern technologies, such as virtual reality, could be used as a form of therapy. We will be facilitating public involvement to guide and advise on this study.

Make a difference and fund life-changing mental health research.

We need people who have been affected by mental health problems to get involved in research studies as participants or advisers. To keep up-to-date with the latest opportunities, sign up to our involvement bulletin.

People who experience mental health problems are more likely to struggle with money. The reverse is also true. Despite this, there is a lack of services offering support to individuals struggling to cope with these two topics combined.  That’s why we are evaluating the first UK wide combined money and mental health service set up by Mental Health UK.

By joining you can be kept up-to-date with the latest opportunities to be involved in mental health research as well as the latest news on young people and mental health. – We want to make sure that young people are involved in research that has the potential to affect them, so it reflects their true priorities and concerns. Find out more, including how to sign up.

A talking point paper exploring whether experiential knowledge can contribute to traditional psychiatric drugs research, including human rights implications. Authored by independent survivor researcher and consultant, Jasna Russo, a long-term activist in the international mental health service user/psychiatric survivor movement.