Young people (18-25) needed to join an advisory group for research into the acceptability of wearables, social media and other technologies for detecting mental health deterioration in young people


My name is Lindsay Dewa from the Patient Safety Translational Research Centre (PSTRC), Imperial College London. I’m the project manager for a new exciting project that looks to explore young people’s perspective on whether it is acceptable to use wearables such as Fitbits and the Apple Watch, social media and other technologies can be used to detect any worsening of mental health problems in young adults (18-25 years of age).


The research will take place in London and funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).


We are looking for nine young people with experience of mental health services to form a new Young People Advisory Group (YPAG) to advise on this research project. The McPin Foundation ( are helping to set up this group. But the group will be supported by researchers from Imperial College London on an ongoing basis.


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To apply please complete the application form here and email to Lindsay Dewa ( by 5pm on December 7th 2017.


If you have any questions at all or have any problems completing the form then please contact Lindsay Dewa using the email above, or phone 020 7594 2114.