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Shape a research project to investigate the different factors that influence adolescent mental health

Researchers from the University of Sheffield are developing a research project focusing on understanding the changing determinants of adolescent mental health. The project aims to use innovative methods to understand how the factors that cause or interact with adolescent mental health problems change over time. They are interested in investigating a range of factors that affect adolescent mental health, but aim to focus particularly on alcohol and social mediaThey want to work with us at McPin and we are looking for 4 young people to shape this work. Currently, we are developing a research proposal to apply for funding. At this stage we would like young people’s input, feedback and suggestions to develop this proposal!

This involvement opportunity would be of interest to young people who are interested in the contributing factors that affect young people’s mental health and also have an interest in numbers, statistics and data!

This opportunity is asking for 4 young people to be involved in developing the proposal in a 2 hour online workshop on Wednesday 12th January (2:30pm-4:30pm) with the Sheffield researchers and 2 staff members from McPin.
To find out more and apply, click here.

Payment: £20 per hour

Deadline: 9am Tuesday 14th December 2021


Become a mental health research reviewer

The Adolescent Mental Health Initiative are recruiting a group of Young Person Reviewers to be part of the application review process for a new £8million funding call. The funding call is looking to fund projects that will create new and improved research methods, tools and measures for the adolescent mental health research community.
They are looking for 40 young people, aged 16-24, to be involved in the review of these proposals and contribute to decisions about which proposals should be funded as part of this important funding programme. As part of the review process, the young people reviewers will read 8-10 application forms over a one-month period and provide comments and a score according to set criteria.

To find out more and apply, click here.

Payment: £80 per half day of work

Deadline: 4pm Thursday 16th December 2021


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