How researchers can access our expertise

We invite anybody conducting research related to young people’s mental health who would like advice and support on their proposal to attend one of our meetings.  For more information about eligibility to present at one of our meetings and how to apply, please refer to our Flowchart and Guidelines for Researchers.

If you would like to come and present at one of our meetings, please specify when contacting us which of the dates below you would be interested in attending:

  • 4th July 2020
  • 22nd August 2020
  • 17rd October 2020
  • 12th December 2020

The group are familiar with research methodology, common mental health diagnoses and treatment approaches, and have provided feedback on a range of projects, including:


  • A study of the prevalence of mental health difficulties in young people – Department of Health
  • Predicting clinical outcomes using wearables – Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London
  • Developing a new questionnaire for depression in young people – University of Reading
  • Promoting physical activity among young people with mental health difficulties – University College London
  • Developing a priority setting survey for digital technology in mental health research – NIHR MindTech
  • Exploring the role of life satisfaction in family and peer relationships – Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Setting up a hospital-based mental health drop-in service – Great Ormond Street Hospital


Researcher Feedback:

“The group was fantastic. It was very professionally run and having the minutes sent to us afterwards was hugely helpful.”


“The feedback provided us with realistic, practical ideas, including many things we had not thought about.”


“I had a really productive discussion about several aspects of the study and it was very important to glean insights from young people who provided thoughtful and relevant comments.”