Right People, Right Questions


Welcome to Right People, Right Questions


The Right People, Right Questions project is about young people, parents, teachers and professionals all working as one. 1 in 10 young people have experience of mental health issues. It is therefore important that mental health research is targeting what matters most to the people that it affects.



To reshape young people’s mental health research, by identifying what the top ten priorities should be. By working together, we will end up with a list of ten research questions. These will be shared with researchers and organisations which fund mental health research.

Latest news…

  • 1/5/18
    Our short second survey will be released later this month, ready for you to take part. Stay tuned for updates!
  • 14/4/18
    Today, we worked with our Young People’s Advisory Group to analyse your responses and to design the second survey.
  • 24/3/18
    Our team are busy working through your 5500 responses from the first survey! These responses will be used to format survey two, out in May.


Why are we doing this?

Despite problems rising, young people’s mental health receives little research or funding. While it is important that more is spent on research, we want to make sure that the few resources we have are used effectively to answer the questions that matter the most.

We believe that research is more effective when it directly involves those that it will affect. This is why we are involving young people with experience of mental health issues, carers, parents and professionals who have an interest in young people’s mental health, by allowing them to have their voices heard. Eventually, we want researchers to answer your top 10 most important questions on young people’s mental health.



Who is involved in this project?

This partnership project brings together young people, carers, parents, and professionals who have an interest in young people’s mental health. We also work with a Young People’s Advisory Group who, in collaboration with the steering group, meet regularly to discuss and make decisions about the project.

We are working with a wide range of Project Partners who help spread the word about the project, helping us give more people a chance to have an impact on the future of young people’s mental health research.

‘Right People, Right Questions’ is a James Lind Alliance project, led by the McPin Foundation. This project is supported and co-funded by the McPin Foundation, MQ, Charlie Waller Memorial Trust, The Matthew Elvidge Trust, and Mental Health Research UK. We are also supported by Minervation, Cochrane, University of Manchester, Royal College of Psychiatrists, Lambeth Academy, and the British Association of Social Workers.


Get Involved

Young people, parents, professionals, or anyone with an interest in mental health is encouraged to take part in our short survey, to be released in May. This will ask you to select your top ten questions for young people’s mental health that you want to see answered.If you would like to take part in the next survey, please contact us at: 

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Want to know more about this methodology?

You might want to look at the top 10 questions produced from other mental health projects using the PSP methodology:

For examples of important research questions which have been funded as a direct result of similar projects (other PSPs), click here.

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If you would like to know more or have any questions, please contact Lauren Evans, Project Co-ordinator (E: T: 020 79227877). If you wish to sign up to receive updates on the project, please email