UCL Psychology and Language Sciences


Public Engagement Workshop 29 May - Information for Young People and Parents/Guardians

Find out more about how we're trying to improve public engagement in mental health research & get involved!

UCL's Institute of Mental Health is funding work to improve public engagement in mental health research. Public engagement in research is vital to ensure that our research is addressing the most important questions to improve support for those in need. Young people in particular are often left out of the agenda-setting and study design stages of research planning, and the traditional ways of participating in research aren't always accessible to young people. We want to change this.

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Scroll to the bottom of this page to go straight to the information sheets and to sign up! For more information, keep reading.

Lots of young people face mental health challenges and need better support. We use research to better understand what mental health challenges young people experience, why, and how we can help. But we need your help to work out what to research next - what do you think we need to learn more about? What questions should we be asking? If you're aged 12-15, or are the parent/guardian of a 12-15-year-old, read on to find out how to get involved.

We have partnered with The Art Room at Place2Be to run an arts-based, creative workshop to learn what young people think the priorities in adolescent mental health research should be. This workshop will:

  • Give young people an introduction into mental health research and the work our lab does
  • Give young people a chance to use painting, collaging, sculpting or other creative methods to express their views on mental health research, and tell us what questions we need to be asking

The artwork that the young people produce at this workshop will be shown at a public showcase event at UCL. 

The workshop will be at UCL in London on Wednesday 29th May 2024, 1-5pm. 

Where applicable, we aim to cover travel expenses for participants at the workshop. This will be discussed on a case-by-case basis.

Sign Up Here!

To sign up, we ask that parents/guardians first read the information sheet linked below, and then fill out the registration form with your child.

Any questions? Send us an email.