Emerging Minds: Action for Child Mental Health

Lead Research Organisation: University of Oxford
Department Name: Experimental Psychology

Abstract

Approximately one in ten children and young people have a diagnosable mental health problem. Mental health problems in childhood and adolescence bring significant emotional, social, and educational disadvantage and present a risk for ongoing mental health problems in adulthood. As such, recent influential policy documents (including Future in Mind, The Five Year Forward View for Mental Health, Transforming children and young people's mental health provision: A green paper) highlight the need to prioritise the promotion of good mental health and the prevention of and early intervention for mental health difficulties in children and young people

Our vision is to see the number of children and young people who experience mental health problems halved within 20 years. The best way to meet this ambitious goal is to make full use of what is already known from developmental psychopathology research and to draw on knowledge and expertise from other disciplines to establish the best ways to enable this research to reach and benefit large numbers of children, young people and families.

In terms of mental health promotion, research has identified robust predictors of the emergence and persistence of mental health problems in children and young people. However, considerable challenges remain in the implementation of this knowledge to promote good mental health and prevent mental health difficulties among children and young people, including barriers associated with stigma and a lack of sustainable and scalable methods of delivery.

In terms of early intervention, child and adolescent mental health research has also had success in the development of effective interventions for common mental health problems, however only a small minority of children and young people with mental health conditions receive effective support. Furthermore, even where children meet thresholds for referral to specialist mental health services, they frequently experience long delays in accessing care.

This Network will facilitate novel research to increase the reach of effective mental health promotion, and prevention of and early intervention for mental health problems across a range of settings. We will bring together academics from health research, arts, design, humanities and physical science disciplines in order to develop creative, sustainable stakeholder-led solutions based on an understanding of, for example, what has made health messages 'stick' (medical history, design theory, history of design); where, in what format and how to present information and interventions at scale in ways that maintain trust and security (media, sociology, information design, computer science). The Network will include a broad range of stakeholders, including children, young people and carers with relevant lived experience, third sector partners, practitioners, policy makers, heritage professionals and industrial partners. This will ensure that the research reflects the needs of potential beneficiaries and the current practical and policy context and that solutions are developed that are scalable and sustainable to promote widespread dissemination.

Planned Impact

The ultimate beneficiaries of this Network will be children, young people and those who care for them. They will benefit from the increased reach of developmental psychopathology research to improve access to effective means to promote positive mental health and prevent and treat mental health problems. Our aim is to provide a catalyst for research that halves the number of children and young people who experience ongoing mental health problems within 20 years, and brings broader impacts on society through improved life chances for children and young people (e.g. educational and occupational) and reduced costs to society (e.g. through health care needs that may otherwise persist in to adulthood).

The Network will also bring benefits to policy makers, commissioners, practitioners, third sector organisations and industrial partners who will benefit from the provision of knowledge, guidance and tools to promote good mental health and interventions to prevent and treat child and adolescent mental health problem in ways that are scalable and sustainable.

Through our partnership with the Museum of Mental Health, we will also bring new perspectives to bear on historic collections related to mental health, facilitating a deeper understanding of their significance for curatorial staff, visitors and, through professional networks, the wider museums and heritage sector. This will enhance the current activities of the National Alliance of Museums, Health and Wellbeing, enabling interaction between academics, clinicians and heritage professionals and adding to the 'everyday' wellbeing agenda of the Alliance by focusing on complex clinical contexts and the ways in which historic objects and records might be mobilized to ensure better access to mental health support.

In the short term, the main direct impacts from the proposed Network include:
(i) Policymakers, third sector organisations and practitioners will have the opportunity to interact with academics from diverse backgrounds to develop creative solutions to the current difficulties they face and engage in research grant applications that advance policy and practice.
(ii) Industrial partners (including design practitioners, technology providers) will have the opportunity to interact with academics from diverse backgrounds to develop creative solutions to industrial/ commercial problems, to develop intellectual property, and engage in research grant applications that advance commercialisation opportunities.
(iii) Heritage professionals will have the opportunity to engage with academics, experts by experience, practitioners and policy makers to explore how historic collections can inspire policy change and initiatives designed to improve mental health and wellbeing.

We will measure our success in achieving these short-term impacts by recording the number of joint applications for research projects that include academics and policy makers, third sector organisations, practitioners, industrial partners, and/or heritage professionals. This will include applications to our research development fund and for externally funded research projects and studentships. We will also record ways in which network activities and outputs and activities have influenced policy, practice and commercial opportunities, for example, policy and community initiatives, creation of intellectual property.

In addition to the impacts outlined above, we also expect that we will facilitate research that has far broader impacts. It is impossible to state exactly how these diverse projects will move beyond our whole-Network ambitions, however, through judicious selection and support we will ensure that the network activities help realise our ultimate goal of reducing the proportion of children who experience ongoing mental health problems. We outline our approach in the Pathway to Impact section.

Publications

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Bennett V (2022) Developing a novel co-produced methodology to understand 'real-world' help-seeking in online peer-peer communities by young people experiencing emotional abuse and neglect. in Health expectations : an international journal of public participation in health care and health policy

 
Description In early 2019, we worked with our charity partners the Centre for Mental Health and YoungMinds to engage children, young people, parents , carers, policy makers, and practitioners to identify their priorities for child and adolescent mental health research. The four research challenges that were identified can be found here: https://emergingminds.org.uk/research/

Between 2019 and 2022, we have delivered a programme of work to encourage and enable research and build research capacity to address these research challenges. We were not funded to conduct research directly ourselves but have supported a number of ongoing projects that are addressing the priorities. In particular:



We delivered 4 funding calls focused on questions relevant to our research challenges, for example:

What is the impact of racism on the mental health of children & young people in the UK?

What interventions will be effective in addressing racism in ways that will benefit children and young people's mental health?

Why even when we know 'what works' isn't this necessarily implemented in policy and practice?

How do we improve evidence-based decision making? E.g. How can we successfully inform commissioning decisions and policy making and how can we ultimately increase implementation of research into practice?

https://emergingminds.org.uk/third-funding-call/

https://emergingminds.org.uk/second-funding-call/

We supported 18 different research teams, the vast majority led by early career researchers across 17 Higher Education Institutions https://emergingminds.org.uk/funding-recipients/



We have offered training and opportunities for early career researchers to build their capacity. This included 4 cross sector placements with voluntary sector organisations, 5 research internships and a number of workshops specifically for ECRs. In 2022, we also launched the Grow Researcher Development programme.



https://emergingminds.org.uk/cross-sector-placements/



https://emergingminds.org.uk/internships/



https://emergingminds.org.uk/grow-researcher-development-programme/





Finally, we have also supported a number of activities to foster collaboration across a range of expertise, sectors, experience and disciplinary backgrounds. In particular supporting 19 Special Interest Research Groups.

https://emergingminds.org.uk/special-interest-research-groups/
Exploitation Route Each of the cross-sector placements, special interest research groups and research projects that we have supported has resulted in specific findings, recommendations and next steps. We have detailed as many of these as possible on our website and in our final reports. In particular, our Emerging Minds Summit in October 2022 was specifically organised to enable all the outcomes of the Emerging Minds network to be shared and showcased with over 300 delegates https://emergingminds.org.uk/summit/

The research challenges that we identified and have addressed throughout the funding period remain important and urgent to address. We have produced a report to further encourage mental health researchers to continue to focus on these research challenges.

The Pilot Grow Researcher Development programme has been take on by the Mental Health Research Incubator and the NIHR/Department of Health and Social Care are funding further cohorts of ECRs in this programme. https://mentalhealthresearch.org.uk/grow/
Sectors Education,Healthcare,Government, Democracy and Justice

URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/
 
Description We were not funded to conduct research ourselves however our network work has levered further funding which has had non academic impacts. To date our most direct non-academic impacts of research have come from the Co-SPACE & Co-SPYCE studies which have been providing regular reports online and directly to over 170 policy, health, education, and practice organisations, in addition to our wider network. The findings have been included in the Public Health England COVID-19 mental health and wellbeing surveillance report, have been regularly reported in the media, cited in Parliament, have directly influenced policy initiatives (including the Public Health England Every Mind Matters campaign, and the Department for Education Wellbeing for Education Return programme) and were widely cited in the Department for Education State of the Nation report 2020.
First Year Of Impact 2020
Sector Education,Healthcare,Government, Democracy and Justice
Impact Types Societal,Policy & public services

 
Description APPG- Fit and Healthy Child
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to a national consultation/review
 
Description Adolescent Mental Health and Development in the Digital World
Amount £3,935,074 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/W002450/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2021 
End 08/2025
 
Description COVID-19: Supporting Parents, Adolescents and Children during Epidemics (Co-SPACE)
Amount £285,596 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/V004034/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2020 
End 05/2021
 
Description Duke of Westminster Awards (Co-Space, Emerging Minds and MRC)
Amount £330,000 (GBP)
Organisation Westminster Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2020 
End 02/2022
 
Description Evidence based mental health and wellbeing resources made by young people for young people in the COVID-19 context - CO-RAY
Amount £202,118 (GBP)
Funding ID RS70556 - X5 2006CQ006\PM11 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2020 
End 02/2022
 
Description InCODE (in kind funding)
Amount £3,500 (GBP)
Organisation University of Reading 
Department Department of Typography & Graphic Communication
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2019 
End 12/2019
 
Description Oxford Health NIHR BRC
Amount £45,000,000 (GBP)
Funding ID NIHR203316 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2022 
End 08/2027
 
Description Oxford University Public Engagement in Research seed funding
Amount £3,730 (GBP)
Organisation University of Oxford 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2020 
End 10/2020
 
Description Supporting Parents and Kids through Lockdown Experiences (SPARKLE)
Amount £404,763 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/V016393/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2020 
End 02/2022
 
Description Why Mental Health Research Matters: Co-ordinating an Impact and Engagement Programme for UKRI funded Mental Health Networks
Amount £455,231 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/T004754/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2019 
End 02/2023
 
Description Adolescent Mental Health Data Platform - Joint Event 
Organisation Association of Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution We held a joint event with the Adolescent Mental Health Data Platform in Swansea. This was a collaborative opportunity to share what Emerging Minds had to offer in terms of funding
Collaborator Contribution The Adolescent Mental Health Data Platform explained how they can aid research through providing access to a wealth of data
Impact This was a multi-disciplinary event as we invited interested stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds to encourage cross-sector cooperation
Start Year 2019
 
Description Bristol Kick Off 
Organisation University of Bristol
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We hosted a kick off event in Bristol to introduce our Network and explain the upcoming funding opportunities. This was an event to bring together people from a variety of sectors and disciplines to encourage collaborative research
Collaborator Contribution They gave us venue space at reduced cost/ free so that we only had to provide catering.
Impact Various people who attended this meeting have applied for our funding call. The proposals often included interdisciplinary research with applicants from backgrounds such as clinical psychology, visual arts or digital mental health.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Centre for Mental Health Cross-Sector Placement 
Organisation Centre for Mental Health
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution From January-March 2021 Dr Yasmin Ahmadzadeh (PhD research, King's College London) undertook a part-time Cross-Sector Placement with the Centre for Mental Health, which was funded by Emerging Minds. We promoted outputs from the placement including hosting a blog on the Emerging Minds website and sharing this, two further external blogs, and two reports via our e-newsletter and social media.
Collaborator Contribution This three-month placement (https://emergingminds.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Centre-for-Mental-Health-ECR-Placement-Role-Profile.pdf ) was hosted by the Centre for Mental Health who supported Yasmin to undertake independent evaluations of two projects designed to support the mental health needs of young people who are in contact with, or at high risk of becoming in contact with, the criminal justice system: 1) a project based at a youth club in Haringey, 2) a project based in liaison and diversion services across London.
Impact This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration with cross-sector involvement between the third sector and academic involvement. The placement resulted in one internal and two external blogs which have been listed as outputs (https://emergingminds.org.uk/evaluating-projects-designed-to-alleviate-mental-health-inequalities/, https://www.nationalelfservice.net/populations-and-settings/black-and-minority-ethnic/migrant-mental-health-norway/ and https://blogs.kcl.ac.uk/editlab/2021/01/27/measuring-race-and-ethnicity-in-research-time-for-new-tools/). A full evaluation report, ""Always There For Us" - Evaluating Project Future's work at Bruce Grove Youth Club" was published in September 2022 (see separate output, https://www.centreformentalhealth.org.uk/publications/always-there-us).
Start Year 2021
 
Description Conference: Youth Mental Health & COVID-19 - What do we know and what should we do? 
Organisation ESRC Centre for Society and Mental Health
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution They partnered with us on a conference looking into youth mental health during COVID-19 and publicised it on their website.
Collaborator Contribution We handled enquiries for the conference and published the recordings on our website.
Impact We had a very high level of interest in our conference, networking occurred between attendees and we are hopeful of future positive research collaborations.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Conference: Youth Mental Health & COVID-19 - What do we know and what should we do? 
Organisation King's College London
Department The Policy Institute
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We ran the conference and shared the podcast recordings on our website
Collaborator Contribution They partnered with us to arrange our recent conference on youth mental health during COVID-19
Impact We had a very high level of interest in our conference, networking occurred between attendees and we are hopeful of future positive research collaborations
Start Year 2021
 
Description East of England Kick of Event 
Organisation Anglia Ruskin University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We hosted a kick off event in Cambridge to introduce our Network and explain the upcoming funding opportunities. This was an event to bring together people from a variety of sectors and disciplines to encourage collaborative research
Collaborator Contribution They gave us venue space at reduced cost/ free so that we only had to provide catering.
Impact Various people who attended this meeting have applied for our funding call. The proposals often included interdisciplinary research with applicants from backgrounds such as clinical psychology, visual arts or digital mental health.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Embracing Complexity Cross-Sector Placement 
Organisation Autistica
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution From September-December 2020 Vanessa Bennett (University of Oxford) undertook a part-time Cross-Sector Placement with the NSPCC and the NEUROSEC Group at Oxford University, which was funded by Emerging Minds. We promoted outputs from the placement including hosting a blog on the Emerging Minds website and sharing this, a further external blog, and a report via our e-newsletter and social media.
Collaborator Contribution This three-month placement (https://emergingminds.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Emerging-Minds-Cross-Sector-Placement-NSPCC-1.pdf) was hosted by the NSPCC which provided the wherewithal for Vanessa to study the Childline service.
Impact This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration with cross-sector involvement between the third sector and academic involvement. The placement resulted in one internal and one external blog, and a report which have been listed as outputs (https://emergingminds.org.uk/embracing-complexity-in-neurodevelopment-research/, https://www.nationalelfservice.net/learning-disabilities/autistic-spectrum-disorder/embracecomplexity-neurodevelopmental-conditions-and-mental-health-research/ and https://www.autistica.org.uk/downloads/files/Embracing-Complexity-in-Research-on-Neurodevelopmental-Conditions.pdf). Suzi has continued to be actively involved in Emerging Minds by co-leading the Embracing Complexity in Neurodevelopmental Conditions and Mental Health Special Interest Research Group alongside Georgia Harper. The SIRG hosted an Emerging Minds Open Lab on the topic in May 2022 (https://emergingminds.org.uk/openlab-may22/), as well as running a hybrid workshop at our Big Emerging Minds Summit in October 2022 (https://emergingminds.org.uk/workshop-embrace-complexity/). Suzi also joined fellow cross-sector placement participant Carolina (see separate output), and Emerging Minds Network Manager Emily Lloyd, as speakers for the Mental Health Research Matters campaign's webinar on partnership working in November 2022 (see separate output, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8p6o0FTlSc&list=PLSKM2Zm6MngKy37I2nQvsTZcdpKQIQbVH?dex=9&ab_channel=MentalElf).
Start Year 2020
 
Description Glasgow Kick Off Event 
Organisation Glasgow School of Art
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We hosted a kick off event at Glasgow to introduce our Network and explain the upcoming funding opportunities. This was an event to bring together people from a variety of sectors and disciplines to encourage collaborative research.
Collaborator Contribution They gave us venue space at reduced cost/ free so that we only had to provide catering.
Impact Various people who attended this meeting have applied for our funding call. The proposals often included interdisciplinary research with applicants from backgrounds such as clinical psychology, visual arts or digital mental health.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust - Kick Off Event 
Organisation Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution We hosted a kick off event in Manchester to introduce our Network and explain the upcoming funding opportunities. This was an event to bring together people from a variety of sectors and disciplines to encourage collaborative research.
Collaborator Contribution They gave us venue space at reduced cost/ free so that we only had to provide catering.
Impact Various people who attended this meeting have applied for our funding call. The proposals often included interdisciplinary research with applicants from backgrounds such as clinical psychology, visual arts or digital mental health.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Interdisciplinary Approaches to Child & Young Adult Mental Health 
Organisation South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Mental Health Museum is part of the South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. We held a workshop at the Mental Health Museum for Early Career Researchers. We discussed the challenges and opportunities around interdisciplinary mental health research and facilitated a creative workshop to plan various ways of moving forward.
Collaborator Contribution Dr James Stark discussed the historical aspect of the setting and also public health campaigns Denise Wheatman from Public Health, Wakefield Council discussed their Risk and Resilience Framework
Impact Reports from the attendees about potential future collaborations The attendees came from a variety of different backgrounds including history, visual arts and psychology
Start Year 2019
 
Description NSPCC Cross-Sector Placement 
Organisation National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution From September-December 2020 Vanessa Bennett (University of Oxford) undertook a part-time Cross-Sector Placement with the NSPCC and the NEUROSEC Group at Oxford University, which was funded by Emerging Minds. We promoted outputs from the placement including hosting a blog on the Emerging Minds website and sharing this, a further external blog, a report, and publications via our e-newsletter and social media. We also accepted the placement team for an exhibit at our Big Emerging Minds Summit in October 2022.
Collaborator Contribution This three-month placement (https://emergingminds.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Emerging-Minds-Cross-Sector-Placement-NSPCC-1.pdf) was hosted by the NSPCC which provided the wherewithal for Vanessa to study the Childline service.
Impact This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration with cross-sector involvement between the third sector and academic involvement. The placement resulted in one internal and one external blog, and a report which have been listed as outputs (https://emergingminds.org.uk/understanding-online-help-seeking-of-young-people-via-the-childline-moderated-online-peer-peer-message-boards/, https://www.nationalelfservice.net/populations-and-settings/child-and-adolescent/barriers-facilitators-interventions-help-seeking-adolescents/ and https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/media/2689/childline-message-boards-research-evidence-briefing.pdf). Vanessa continued to work with NeurOX to co-create an exhibit at our Big Emerging Minds Summit, "'What' matters to 'who' in mental health research with young people" (https://emergingminds.org.uk/summit-exhibition/), and recorded a related podcast (https://neuroxypag.org/podcasts/emerging-minds-summit/). The group have also written a co-produced methodology to explore real-world online help-seeking (https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/hex.13621) and a practical case study and evaluation of this methodology (https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/hex.13622 ) (both published papers), and "In their own words" (https://psyarxiv.com/dmkwr/) (a pre-print paper) [listed as publication outputs].
Start Year 2020
 
Description Newcastle Kick Off event 
Organisation Newcastle University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We hosted a kick off event in Newcastle to introduce our Network and explain the upcoming funding opportunities. This was an event to bring together people from a variety of sectors and disciplines to encourage collaborative research.
Collaborator Contribution They gave us venue space at reduced cost/ free so that we only had to provide catering.
Impact Various people who attended this meeting have applied for our funding call. The proposals often included interdisciplinary research with applicants from backgrounds such as clinical psychology, visual arts or digital mental health.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Nottingham Kick Off Event 
Organisation University of Nottingham
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We hosted a kick off event in Nottingham to introduce our Network and explain the upcoming funding opportunities. This was an event to bring together people from a variety of sectors and disciplines to encourage collaborative research.
Collaborator Contribution They gave us venue space at reduced cost/ free so that we only had to provide catering.
Impact Various people who attended this meeting have applied for our funding call. The proposals often included interdisciplinary research with applicants from backgrounds such as clinical psychology, visual arts or digital mental health.
Start Year 2019
 
Description SHOUT Cross-Sector Placement 
Organisation Mental Health Innovation Network (MHIN)
Country Switzerland 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution We supported a fourth placement for an Early Career Researcher at Oxford University, hosted by Shout 85258/ Mental Health Innovations and funded by Emerging Minds. This six-month part-time placement began in January 2022 and finished in June. We promoted outputs from the placement including hosting a blog on the Emerging Minds website, two further external blogs, and a webinar via our e-newsletter and social media.
Collaborator Contribution This placement was hosted by Mental Health Innovations and SHOUT 85258 (https://giveusashout.org/). Shout 85258, is a service from Mental Health Innovations and the UK's first, free, 24/7 crisis text support service. Carolina evaluated conversations taking place by text where the texters mention suicide to better understand the features of those conversations that can lead to de-escalation in order to better train volunteers to have effective and helpful text conversations.
Impact This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration with cross-sector involvement between the third sector and academic involvement. The placement results in two external blogs which have been listed as outputs (https://www.nationalelfservice.net/populations-and-settings/loneliness/loneliness-self-injury/ / https://mentalhealthinnovations.org/news-and-information/latest-news/how-we-worked-with-emerging-minds-to-understand-suicide-prevention-in-shout-texters/). Carolina also joined fellow cross-sector placement participant Suzi (see separate output), and Emerging Minds Network Manager Emily Lloyd, as speakers for the Mental Health Research Matters campaign's webinar on partnership working in November 2022 (see separate output, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8p6o0FTlSc&list=PLSKM2Zm6MngKy37I2nQvsTZcdpKQIQbVH?dex=9&ab_channel=MentalElf).
Start Year 2022
 
Description Visual responses to webinar talks 
Organisation Fully Focused
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution We have held various webinars on the topics of youth mental health.
Collaborator Contribution Young artists from Fully Focused productions produced visual responses to the discussions which occurred during several of our webinars.
Impact This was a cross-disciplinary collaboration with the artists producing images in response to discussion about mental health.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Your Artistic Responses to Webinars & Events 
Organisation Fully Focused
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution We have held a number of events and webinars over the course of the Emerging Minds Network, culminating in our Big Emerging Minds Summit in October 2022. We have regularly invited artists to capture discussions at these events, and subsequently shared the artwork through our website, social media, e-newsletters, and reports.
Collaborator Contribution Young artists from Fully Focused Productions produced visual responses to the discussions which occurred during several of our webinars and events.
Impact This was a cross-disciplinary collaboration with young artists from Fully Focused Productions creating artwork in response to discussions about mental health. Events where we hosted artists from Fully Focused Productions include: 1) a CoRAY Project webinar on supporting the mental health of 11-16 year olds during the COVID-19 pandemic in December 2020 (https://emergingminds.org.uk/podcast-how-can-we-best-support-the-mental-health-of-11-16-year-olds-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/), 2) a priority setting workshop for our second funding call on racism and mental health in February 2021 (https://emergingminds.org.uk/webinar-recording-racism-and-mental-health-of-children-and-young-people-what-do-we-need-to-know-to-make-a-difference-priority-setting-workshop/), 3) our Big Emerging Summit in October 2022, where artists created both live sketches and post-event reflective pieces (https://emergingminds.org.uk/summit-artists-corner/).
Start Year 2020
 
Description #25 Coronavirus effects on children, and on other diseases (New Scientist) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The podcasts mentions Professor Cathy Creswell and the Co-Space study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.newscientist.com/podcasts/25-coronavirus-effects-on-children-and-on-other-diseases-chang...
 
Description 'I'm broken': how anxiety and stress hit millions in UK Covid-19 lockdown (The Gurdian) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Cathy Creswell talks about the impact of lockdown on mental health of children and young people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.theguardian.com/global/2020/jun/21/im-broken-how-anxiety-and-stress-hit-millions-in-uk-c...
 
Description 'Its not that Deep' Film clips shared on TikTok 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Short film clips

Drama content from the original 3 episode drama series was edited into 6 short clips which were uploaded to the social media site tik tok by our partner Fully Focused productions and shared alongside 1 line summaries of one evidence-based message.



High levels of engagement including over:

850k views

130k loves

600 comments

350/5000 shares/saves
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.tiktok.com/@officialmym/video/7097994277426449669?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_...
 
Description 5 Live Breakfast 'Your Call' with Chris Warbuton 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Professor Cathy Creswell contributes to the phone-in with advice around how families can cope with lockdown. The podcast is only available on Listen Again until 19/05/20.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000hgz1
 
Description ACAMH conference keynote 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote talk at conference for child and adolescent mental health practitioners, researchers and others
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Adolescent Health conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk for professional practitioners, sparked questions and discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Advert and Introductory Blog - Summit & Legacy Internship 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact In summer 2022 we advertised via our website, social media and e-newsletter for a 12-week paid internship position to support the preparation for our Big Emerging Minds Summit in October 2022, and to help collate legacy outputs from the wider Network. We subsequently hired Rowan Streckfuss Davis (a Masters student) and Felicity Hudson (who had just finished a Masters). We introduced them through a blog they co-wrote on our website, and via our social media and e-newsletter. They helped coordinate workshops, bookings, resources, and advertising films for the Summit. In terms of individual projects, Felicity took a lead on building the Summit section of our website showcasing outputs from the event (https://emergingminds.org.uk/summit/), whilst Rowan synthesised reflections from delegates on the next steps for children and young people's mental health research into a report (https://emergingminds.org.uk/summit-next-steps/). The duo also wrote a blog for the Mental Health Research Incubator on attending research conferences as an early career researcher (see separate output).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/introducing-our-2022-interns/
 
Description All-Party Parliamentary Group on a Fit and Healthy Childhood 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The purpose of this group is to promote evidence based discussion and produce reports on all aspects of childhood health and wellbeing including obesity; to inform policy decisions and public debate relating to childhood; and to enable communications between interested parties and relevant parliamentarians.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://fhcappg.org.uk/
 
Description Anak dari Keluarga Berpenghasilan Rendah Berisiko Alami Kesulitan Emosional (Suara) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article mentions Professor Creswell, the Co-Space study and its findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.suara.com/health/2020/09/17/095039/anak-dari-keluarga-berpenghasilan-rendah-berisiko-ala...
 
Description Annual Youth Mental Health Research conference (Ireland) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact >100 participants attended online talk, sparked questions and discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description April 2021 Coordinator Meeting - Special Interest Research Groups 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Monthly meeting hosted by Emerging Minds and bringing together all the coordinators of our Special Interest Research Groups (SIRGs). These meetings are a key output of our SIRG programme as they offer an opportunity for coordinators to network, share resources and offer support to one another. They are also able to request assistance from Emerging Minds, for instance promotion of activities via our e-newsletter and website, introductions to relevant stakeholders, or signposting to funding opportunities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/special-interest-research-groups/
 
Description April 2022 Coordinator Meeting - Special Interest Research Groups 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Final of the monthly meetings hosted by Emerging Minds and bringing together all the coordinators of our Special Interest Research Groups (SIRGs). These meetings were a key output of our SIRG programme as they offered an opportunity for coordinators to network, share resources and offer support to one another. They were also able to request assistance from Emerging Minds, for instance promotion of activities via our e-newsletter and website, introductions to relevant stakeholders, or signposting to funding opportunities. Many of the SIRGs were subsequently involved in leading workshops at our Big Emerging Minds Summit in October 2022 (see separate output), and we therefore continued to keep in touch with the majority of coordinators between April and November 2022 to support them with their Summit preparations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/special-interest-research-groups/
 
Description Article - Art Therapy to Address Self-Harm in Young People 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact In this article first published in Newsbriefing (British Association of Art Therapists, summer 2022) researcher Dr Vlad Kolodin and art therapist Julia Ruppert discuss the findings of their Emerging Minds Special Interest Research Group. In collaboration with Collective Arts, a London-based community arts organisation, and young lived experience experts, the group have been exploring the potential of art therapies to support young people engaged in self-harm. As part of the article, the SIRG invited therapists, researchers, and people with lived experience interested in contributing to this research and intervention development to join the research team. We shared the article and call via our e-newsletter and social media.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://baat.org/Assets/Docs/News/newsbriefing-summer-2022/newsbriefing-summer-2022/summer-2022-call...
 
Description BBC Radio 4- Today programme interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Radio interview about the Co-CAT study on BBC radio 4 Today programme. Various contacts made afterwards with interest in study participation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Behind the scenes 'meet the cast' interviews for 'Its not that Deep' shared on YouTube 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact To further build engagement with the 3 part drama series 'Its not that Deep' on youtube. Fully Focused Productions recorded a behind the scenes meet the cast film with their young cast members talking about the theme of loneliness during mental health week 2022
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2643Casdrmc
 
Description Belfast Kick Off Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Kick off event to share detail about upcoming Funding Call, showcase inspiring examples of relevant research and to facilitate discussinos around possible collaborations to address Emerging Minds Research Challenges
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/myevent?eid=70003234559
 
Description Belfast Proposal Development Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The objectives of this proposal development workshop were: - To answer questions about our first Emerging Minds Funding Call and our Research Challenges. - To provide a space to bring team members together to focus on developing their proposal (with lunch and refreshments provided). - To enable members to receive helpful formative feedback from the Emerging Minds team, peers and stakeholders as they develop their proposal.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/emerging-minds-network-proposal-development-workshop-belfast-tickets-...
 
Description Beyond the Room - The Big Emerging Minds Summit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact On 17 October 2022 we held our Big Emerging Minds Summit in person and online. We wanted to make the content of the day accessible to those who could not attend the live event, and to that end worked with the Mental Elf to recruit and train a team of "Beyond the Room" live tweeters. The team of 7 collaborated with workshop leaders in advance of the Summit to collate key messages and resources from the workshops and plan tweet threads. On the day, members of the Beyond the Room team then attended the workshops they had prepared, and gave a live synopsis of the workshop presentation, discussion, and activities using their Twitter accounts and tagging our event hashtag #EmergingMinds. We had live coverage of almost the entire programme (consisting of the opening and closing plenaries, 24 workshops, and an exhibition), and significant engagement with the live tweeting online. We also compiled all the live tweet threads and embedded them onto our Summit website after the event, onto each of the relevant workshop pages.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/summit-workshops/
 
Description Birmingham Proposal Development Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The objectives of this proposal development workshop were: - To answer questions about our first Emerging Minds Funding Call and our Research Challenges. - To provide a space to bring team members together to focus on developing their proposal (with lunch and refreshments provided). - To enable members to receive helpful formative feedback from the Emerging Minds team, peers and stakeholders as they develop their proposal.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/emerging-minds-funding-call-proposal-development-workshop-birmingham-...
 
Description Blog - Celebrating Young People's Involvement in Digital Mental Health 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact In summer 2022, our Young People's Involvement in Digital Mental Health Special Interest Research Group (YPii DMH) hosted the inaugural YPii DMH awards to celebrate the involvement of young people and teams in digital mental health research and development. Awards included best use of technology and social media for involvement, and involvement team and shining star. This page on our website shared more information about the fantastic winning and runner up projects, teams, and individuals. We shared the blog through our e-newsletter and social media.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/ypii-dmh-awards-ceremony/
 
Description Blog - Debating Mental Health Project Report 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact In December 2020 we partnered with Didcot Girls' School and Debating Mental Health to hold a virtual event for young women aged 13-14 where they debated the question "Can we build a mentally healthy world post COVID-19?". This guest blog hosted on the Emerging Minds website reflects on what the young people had to say.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/debating-mental-health-project-report/
 
Description Blog - Improving Treatment Choices for Young People with Multisensory Hallucinations 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The Uniting Senses and Experiences Network Special Interest Research Group wrote a blog for our website, reflecting on priorities identified by young people and families with lived experience, and the ways in which the group have been responding. In particular, the blog details the SIRG's new LIVV App, a resource to improve quality of life for young voice-hearers, developed in partnership with young people. We shared the blog through our e-newsletter and social media.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/special-interest-research-group-improved-access-to-treatment-choices-fo...
 
Description Blog - Introducing our Intern: Abi Thomson 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Abi Thomson joined the Emerging Minds Network as an intern over summer 2021. She worked on our 'Big Question' research challenge, carrying out a rapid scoping review and assisting with stakeholder engagement activities in preparation for the related funding call. In this blog on our website at the beginning of her internship, Abi introduces herself and the work she would be undertaking. The blog was promoted via our e-newsletter and social media.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/introducing-our-intern-abi-thomson/
 
Description Blog - Introducing our Intern: Keili Koppel 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Keili joined the Emerging Minds Network as a Design Research and Practice intern over summer 2021. She is interested in design as a form of inquiry, collaborative ways of working, and creative engagement. In this blog on our website at the beginning of her internship, Keili introduced herself and the work she would be undertaking. The blog was promoted via our e-newsletter and social media.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL http://emergingminds.org.uk/introducing-our-intern-keili-koppel/
 
Description Blog - Introduction to Cross-Sector Placement with Embracing Complexity 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact From July-December 2020 PhD researcher Suzi Sapiets (University of Warwick), undertook a part-time Cross-Sector Placement with Embracing Complexity, funded by Emerging Minds. Most people with neurodevelopmental conditions have more than one, but this group is often excluded from research. In this blog hosted on our website, Suzi introduces how her placement will help to improve mental health research across multiple conditions. We promoted the blog via our e-newsletter and on social media.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/embracing-complexity-in-neurodevelopment-research/
 
Description Blog - Introduction to Cross-Sector Placement with the NSPCC 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact From September-December 2020 Vanessa Bennett (University of Oxford) undertook a part-time Cross-Sector Placement with the NSPCC and the NEUROSEC Group at Oxford University, funded by Emerging Minds. In this blog hosted on our website, Vanessa introduces her placement investigating Childline's online message boards and whether peer-peer support offers more in the help-seeking journey than a gateway to professional support. We promoted the blog via our e-newsletter and on social media.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/understanding-online-help-seeking-of-young-people-via-the-childline-mod...
 
Description Blog - Reflections from our Interns 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A key objective for Emerging Minds has been to provide opportunities for early career researchers to develop their skills and networks, and over the course of the Network we have hosted 5 brilliant interns. In November 2022 we got back in touch with them and in this blog on our website they reflect on their time with Emerging Minds, what they got involved in and opportunities they had, and the impact it has had in their career journeys. We shared the blog through our social media and e-newsletter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/intern-reflections/
 
Description Blog - Reflections on Cross-Sector Placement with Mental Health Innovations/SHOUT 85258 Centre for Mental Health 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact From Spring 2022 Carolina Guzman Holst (DPhil student, University of Oxford), undertook a cross-sector placement with Mental Health Innovations, funded by Emerging Minds. The aim of the project was to investigate factors leading to suicide de-escalation in imminent risk youth by exploring the SHOUT 85258 national crisis text-based service. In this blog hosted on our website, Carolina introduces the wider issue of suicide amongst young people, how a national crisis text-based service can help us understand and prevent youth suicide, and her findings from analysing SHOUT. We promoted the blog via our social media.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2023
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/investigating-factors-leading-to-suicide-de-escalation/
 
Description Blog - Reflections on Cross-Sector Placement with the Centre for Mental Health 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact From January-March 2021 Dr Yasmin Ahmadzadeh (PhD research, King's College London) undertook a part-time Cross-Sector Placement with the Centre for Mental Health, funded by Emerging Minds. The aim of the project was to evaluate projects designed to alleviate mental health inequalities. In this blog hosted on our website, Yasmin reflects on her placement and her independent evaluations of two projects designed to support the mental health needs of young people who are in contact with, or at high risk of becoming in contact with, the criminal justice system: 1) a project based at a youth club in Haringey, 2) a project based in liaison and diversion services across London. We promoted the blog via our e-newsletter and on social media.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/evaluating-projects-designed-to-alleviate-mental-health-inequalities/
 
Description Blog - The Keep Cool Project 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact UKRI and the MRC supported two knowledge mobilisation projects in 2020/2021 to support the mental health and wellbeing or adolescents living through the COVID pandemic - our partner CoRay project focused on young people aged 11-16 whose resources we host via Emerging Minds, and the Keep Cool project which focuses on young people aged 14-24 years. In this guest blog, Yasmin and Anonymous, members of the McPin Young People's Network, and the KeepCool team at King's College London and McPin Foundation, explain more about the Keep Cool project. The blog was promoted via our e-newsletter and social media.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/collaborating-with-young-people-on-the-creation-of-educational-material...
 
Description Blog - Top 5 Priorities from Rethinking Education 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Our Rethinking Education Special Interest Research Group has been bringing together young people, parents and carers, educators, mental health professionals, and researchers to come up with a list of research priorities. They have now refined these down to five top research questions which they hope can help inspire new research on children and young people's experiences of education and mental health during the pandemic. We hosted the blog on our website, and shared it via our social media & e-newsletter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/rethinking-education-research-priorities/
 
Description Blog - Youth Mental Health and Covid-19 Conference: Reflections Part 1 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Following our joint conference with Emerging Minds, the Mental Elf and the Policy Institute, panellist Lucy Power - a young person with lived experience of mental health problems - reflects on discussions during day 1, and the impact of Covid-19 for young people in the future. The blog also includes artwork from Freya Wilson, a young artist from Fully Focused Productions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/youth-mental-health-and-covid-19-reflections-on-our-conference/
 
Description Blog - Youth Mental Health and Covid-19 Conference: Reflections Part 2 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Following our joint conference with Emerging Minds, the Mental Elf and the Policy Institute, panellist and early career researcher Cassandra Lovelock highlights key messages from the event. The blog also includes artwork from Selorm Adonu, a young artist from Fully Focused Productions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/youth-mental-health-conference-key-messages-from-a-relatively-young-per...
 
Description Blog - Youth Mental Health and Covid-19 Conference: Reflections Part 3 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Following our joint conference with Emerging Minds, the Mental Elf and the Policy Institute, panellist and Young People's Advisory Group member Anna highlights key messages from the event. The blog also includes artwork from Nefertem P.M Imani, a young artist from Fully Focused Productions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/youth-mental-health-conference-key-messages-from-a-young-person/
 
Description Blog on the EDIT Lab Blog, KCL - 'Measuring race, ethnicity and ancestry in research: time for new tools' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact From January-March 2021 Dr Yasmin Ahmadzadeh (PhD research, King's College London) undertook a part-time Cross-Sector Placement with the Centre for Mental Health, funded by Emerging Minds. The aim of the project was to evaluate projects designed to alleviate mental health inequalities. In this blog hosted on the EDIT Lab blog at King's College London in January 2021, Yasmin considers the ways in which we measure and discuss race, ethnicity and ancestry in human research, and how when scientists use these terms incorrectly, they reinforce and perpetuate inaccurate and often racist narratives. The blog was also hosted by the Centre for Mental Health in March 2021. (https://www.centreformentalhealth.org.uk/blogs/how-do-we-measure-diversity).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://blogs.kcl.ac.uk/editlab/2021/01/27/measuring-race-and-ethnicity-in-research-time-for-new-too...
 
Description Blog: Reflecting on Co-Production 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Emily Bagnall, student at the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication at the University of Reading, reflects on her experiences working with the CoRay team to coproduce resources. As a key production partner, the team at Reading (led by Professor Sue Walker) were involved from the outset in focus groups with young people to collaborate on the identity of the overall CoRay project, as well as specific infographic resources based on the project's priority areas. At the project's heart was the idea that "effective design is designed with the intended user instead of for the user".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://typography.network/2022/01/24/the-coray-project/
 
Description Body & Soul: How to keep your children happy during lockdown: a parents' guide (The Sunday Times) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Professor Cathy Creswell gives advice for parents during lockdown
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/how-to-keep-your-children-happy-during-lockdown-a-parents-guide-9...
 
Description Briefing - Transdiagnostic approaches to researching mental health and neurodevelopment 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Clinical services and research are predominantly organised around a set of separate diagnostic categories. However, this structure does not reflect the fact that meeting criteria for multiple diagnoses is more common than a single diagnosis. Our Embracing Complexity and Language and Communication Special Interest Research Groups published a joint briefing which is hosted on the Embracing Complexity Coalition website. We shared the briefing via our website, social media, and e-newsletter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://embracingcomplexity.org.uk/news/joint-briefing-on-transdiagnostic-approaches-to-mental-healt...
 
Description Bristol Kick Off Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Kick off event to share detail about upcoming Funding Call, showcase inspiring examples of relevant research and to facilitate discussinos around possible collaborations to address Emerging Minds Research Challenges
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description COVID-19 Lockdown: A Child and Adolescent Mental Health Crisis (Reachwell) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Cathy Creswell talks about how children's and young people's mental health and well-being has been affected by Covid-19 pandemic. The Co-Space study findings are mentioned in references.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://reachwell.org/2020/07/09/covid-19-lockdown-a-child-and-adolescent-mental-health-crisis/
 
Description Campaign - Policy Engagement Week 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact In June 2022 we held a Policy Engagement Week across the Network. The overall aim was to encourage conversations around the best ways to engage with policy. The main engagement was via a Twitter campaign, where we hosted guest tweet threads from a range of perspectives (including policy maker, third sector, researcher) on how best to engage with policy. We also tweeted Conversation Starters inviting people to share their experiences, frustrations, best practice, and barriers to engaging with policy. Our GROW Researcher Development Programme workshop focused on the topic (see separate output) and members of the GROW programme held an open conversation as part of our Twitter campaign. Similarly, we held a related Open Lab to finish the week (see separate output) and shared advice from it on breaking down barriers to engaging with policy. We collated the whole campaign on this page of our website and shared it via our e-newsletter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/policy-engagement-week/
 
Description Cathy Creswell & Jamie Stark Interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Prof Cathy Creswell & Dr Jamie Stark discuss the challenges and opportunities around interdisciplinary research and the aims of the Emerging Minds Network
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/podcast-interview-with-professor-cathy-creswell-dr-jamie-stark/
 
Description Centre for Mental Health Cross Sector Placement 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Information on our cross sector placement with the Centre for Mental Health
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Centre-for-Mental-Health-ECR-Placement-Role-...
 
Description Children from low income backgrounds show elevated mental health difficulties throughout lockdown (HR news) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The article mentions the Co-Space study and its findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://hrnews.co.uk/children-from-low-income-backgrounds-show-elevated-mental-health-difficulties-th...
 
Description Children show increase in mental health difficulties over COVID-19 lockdown - University of Oxford (Viral Stories) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Cathy Creswell talks about the Co-Space study findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://viralstories.co.uk/2020/06/17/children-show-increase-in-mental-health-difficulties-over-covi...
 
Description Children's behaviour has got worse during lockdown with a rise in temper tantrums, Oxford study finds (The Telegraph) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Cathy Creswell talks about the Co-Space findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/06/16/childrens-behaviour-has-got-worse-lockdown-rise-temper-t...
 
Description Children's mental health improved after return to school, Oxford University study finds (The Telegraph) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Professor Cathy Creswell talks about the Co-Space study and the recent findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/11/16/childrens-mental-health-improved-return-school-oxford-un...
 
Description Children's mental health in a time of lock down (Total Health) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Professor Cathy Creswell comments on children's mental health during lockdown and talks about the aim of the Co-Space study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.totalhealth.co.uk/blog/childrens-mental-health-time-lock-down
 
Description CoRAY Voices Podcast: 5 Top Tips for Facing Change & Uncertainty 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This podcast features Five Top Tips from the CoRay Voices Podcast on managing change and uncertainty. The podcast was produced by a group of young people from the northeast of England alongside the CoRay team and Headliners (UK), and builds on our evidence-informed briefing produced by researchers and clinicians. Professor Jacqui Rodgers from Newcastle University is interviewed by young people and shares five top tips to young people facing change and uncertainty.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/5-top-tips/
 
Description CoRAY Voices Podcast: Encouraging Young People to Seek Support for their Mental Health 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A CoRay Voices Podcast was coproduced by a group of young people from the northeast of England alongside the CoRay team and Headliners (UK), and builds on our evidence-informed briefing produced by researchers and clinicians. In the podcast Tori, Eve, and Jenny interview Dr Polly Waite, a clinical psychologist and researcher, on how to overcome the barriers that young people face when it comes to seeking help with managing their mental health.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/coray-voices-podcast-seeking-help-for-your-mental-health/
 
Description CoRAY Voices Podcast: Feeling anxious about social situations 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This CoRay Voices Podcast includes young people Tori, Eve, and Jenny from the north east of England supported by the charity Headliners (UK) interviewing Dr Eleanor Leigh of the University of Oxford about supporting young people who feel anxious about social situations. The podcast was coproduced by a group of young people from the northeast of England, alongside the CoRay team and Headliners (UK), and builds on our evidence-informed briefing from researchers and clinicians.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/coray-voices-podcast-feeling-anxious-about-social-situations/
 
Description Communications and Engagement Training with the National Elf Service 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Through our partnership with Andre Tomlin at the National Elf Service we were able to offer a half-day Communications and Engagement workshop on July 13th 2021. We invited all Emerging Minds awardees, including SIRG coordinators, those who have undertaken Cross-Sector placements and small grant recipients. 25 people attended and the session focused on a range of topics to support researchers with engagement including: 1) Using social media to build an online presence, 2) Dissemination, events and partnerships, 3) Engaging a diverse range of young people in your research activities, 4) Disseminating findings, 5) Maximising online impact with the minimal time available.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Conference Talk: Youth in Mind 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Emily Lloyd made a presentation about the CoRAY project to attendees at the Youth in Mind conference jointly organised by Oxfordshire Youth and Oxfordshire Mind to showcase the CoRAY Project, including a meet-the-cast video from the 'Its Not That Deep' drama series co-produced by young people and Fully Focused Productions. The series was based on our evidence-informed briefing for supporting young people feeling lonely, isolated, and disconnected.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.oxfordshiremind.org.uk/support-for-you/children-and-young-people/youth-in-mind/
 
Description Coronavirus: Parents need help with managing children's emotions (Nursery World) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Helen Dodd talks about the Co-Spyce and Professor Cathy Creswell talks about the Co-Space study and its purpose.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.nurseryworld.co.uk/news/article/coronavirus-parents-need-help-with-managing-children-s-e...
 
Description Coronavirus: What is anxiety and how can I get help? (BBC news) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The article mentions Co-Space study and its findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/health-54013718?__twitter_impression=true
 
Description Coronavirus: Young children's mental health suffered in lockdown - study (Nursery World) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Professor Cathy Creswell talks about the Co-Space study findings and the impact of disruption of schooling on children and their families, especially with regards to children with special education needs and those from lower income households.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.nurseryworld.co.uk/news/article/coronavirus-young-children-s-mental-health-suffered-in-l...
 
Description Covideos 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview about research activities and response to the COVID pandemic
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://youtu.be/qWAqBkx311Y
 
Description Debate - Can we build a mentally healthy world? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact In December 2020 we partnered with Didcot Girls' School and Debating Mental Health to hold a virtual event for young women aged 13-14 where they debated the question "Can we build a mentally healthy world post COVID-19?".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/debating-mental-health-project-report/
 
Description Design workshop (InCode) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Design workshop to involve people with lived experience in design workshop to illustrate the Emerging Minds research challenges
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Dining with Dinosaurs 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Talk to postgraduate students from across disciplines
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description E-Newsletter Emerging Minds Network News - April 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact April 2021 e-newsletter with updates from the Emerging Minds Network and beyond including 1) deadline for expressing interest in our second funding call, and highlighting the final deadline, 2) an update on our cross-sector placement with the Centre for Mental Health, 3) updates from our Special Interest Research Groups
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Network-News-April-2021.pdf
 
Description E-Newsletter Emerging Minds Network News - April 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact April 2022 e-newsletter with updates from the Emerging Minds Network and beyond including: 1) announcing our Big Emerging Minds Summit and opening up our expressions of interest form; 2) invitations to our April and May Open Lab events; 3) a podcast on encouraging young people to seek help from the CoRay project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Network-News-April-2022.pdf
 
Description E-Newsletter Emerging Minds Network News - August 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact August 2022 e-newsletter with updates from the Emerging Minds Network and beyond including: 1) introducing five new projects funded through our Research Development Fund (our final funding call), all led by members of our GROW Research Development Programme; 2) introducing the third recipient of our third funding call all about our Big Question Research Challenge 3) event invitations, surveys, blogs, and podcasts from our funded research projects; 4) updates on our Big Emerging Minds Summit; 5) event recordings from our Embracing Complexity SIRG and a paper from our Creative Therapies SIRG
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description E-Newsletter Emerging Minds Network News - December 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact December 2021 e-newsletter with updates from the Emerging Minds Network and beyond including 1) the Emerging Minds Progress Report, 2) The Big Question Podcast, 3) Report resulting from cross-sector placement with Embracing Complexity, 4) CoRay infographics on facing change and uncertainty, 5) videos from the Debating Mental Health project, 6) invitation to the next Open Lab meeting hosted by the successful recipients of our second funding call, 7) updates from our Special Interest Research Groups
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Network-News-December-2021.pdf
 
Description E-Newsletter Emerging Minds Network News - February 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact February 2022 e-newsletter with updates from the Emerging Minds Network and beyond including 1) invitation to our February and March Open Lab events, 2) updates from the CoRay project including a new infographics and new evidence briefing on supporting young people feeling anxious about social situations, 3) updates from our Special Interest Research Groups
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Network-News-February-2022.pdf
 
Description E-Newsletter Emerging Minds Network News - January 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact January 2022 e-newsletter with updates from the Emerging Minds Network and beyond including 1) progress on our Voices, Power & Attitudes research question including report of our related Open Lab in December, and the publication of a correspondence in The Lancet Psychiatry, 2) CoRay podcast on facing change and uncertainty, 3) invitation to our Open Lab in February hosted by CoRay and co-researchers from the McPin Foundation, 4) Report on the kick-off of our GROW researcher development programme, 5) updates from our Special Interest Research Groups
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Network-News-January-2022.pdf
 
Description E-Newsletter Emerging Minds Network News - January 2023 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact January 2023 e-newsletter with updates from the Emerging Minds Network and beyond including: 1) an array of resources and outputs from our Big Emerging Minds Summit in October 2022 including a new section of our website covering the event aims and structure, plenary, workshops, exhibition, artwork, and next steps reflections from delegates; 2) outputs from our funded research projects, cross-sector placements, internships, and Special Interest Research Groups; 3) our involvement in the Mental Health Research Matters campaign; 4) legacy outputs from our sister UKRI research network.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2023
 
Description E-Newsletter Emerging Minds Network News - July 2022 - Big Emerging Minds Summit Special Edition 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact July 2022 e-newsletter with updates from the Emerging Minds Network where we focused on our upcoming Big Emerging Minds Summit. This included: 1) the major launch of our online registration system (through Cvent) to the public and instructions on how to book a place; 2) details of our concurrent online Summit and how to participate; 3) the full in-person Summit programme detailing workshop titles and explaining the themes for the day (our Research Challenges).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Special-Edition-The-Big-Emerging-Minds-Summi...
 
Description E-Newsletter Emerging Minds Network News - June 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact June 2021 e-newsletter with updates from the Emerging Minds Network and beyond including 1) opportunity to apply for a funded cross-sector placement with Mental Health Innovations & Shout85258, 2) First CoRay resource published - BBC Bitesize film, 3) upcoming CoRay webinar, 4) updates from our Special Interest Research Groups
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Network-News-June-2021.pdf
 
Description E-Newsletter Emerging Minds Network News - June 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact June 2022 e-newsletter with updates from the Emerging Minds Network and beyond including: 1) advertising our internship opportunity to help organise our Big Emerging Minds Summit, and collate legacy outputs; 2) sharing outputs and resources from our Policy Engagement Week earlier that month; 3) a first look at the online programme for our Summit; 4) a new podcast from the CoRay project on feeling anxious about social situations; 5) updates from our Special Interest Research Groups including final reports from Rethinking Education and Live Music & Mental Health
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Network-News-June-2022.pdf
 
Description E-Newsletter Emerging Minds Network News - Launch of Special Interest Research Groups 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Special Edition of our e-Newsletter with details about all our newly-launched Special Interest Research Groups. We invited network members to get involved in one or more of the groups.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/SIRG-news-March-2021.pdf
 
Description E-Newsletter Emerging Minds Network News - March 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Special Edition of our e-Newsletter with details about all our newly-launched Special Interest Research Groups. We invited network members to get involved in one or more of the groups.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/SIRG-news-March-2021.pdf
 
Description E-Newsletter Emerging Minds Network News - March 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact March 2022 e-newsletter with updates from the Emerging Minds Network and beyond including: 1) an introduction to two of the funding recipients from our Big Question funding call on research implementation, 2) an invitation to our April Open Lab and recording from our February event; 3) a short film series around loneliness, and new infographics on feeling anxious about social situations from the CoRay project; 4) invitations to events from our Special Interest Research Groups.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Network-News-March-2022.pdf
 
Description E-Newsletter Emerging Minds Network News - May 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact May 2021 e-newsletter with updates from the Emerging Minds Network and beyond including 1) a call for new Special Interest Research Groups, 2) updates on the Co-SPACE and Co-Ray projects, 3) Two paid internship opportunities with Emerging Minds, 4) final month to submit second funding call applications, 5) updates from our Special Interest Research Groups
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Network-News-May-2021.pdf
 
Description E-Newsletter Emerging Minds Network News - May 2022 - Special Interest Research Groups Special Edition 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact May 2022 e-newsletter with updates from the Emerging Minds Network and beyond with a particular focus on our Special Interest Research Groups (SIRGs) including: 1) introducing a new SIRG on young people and self-stigma and mental health; 2) invitations to events from the Embracing Complexity and Language, Communication & Mental Health SIRGs; 3) announcing an award and funding success for the Rethinking Education and Parents & Carers SIRGs respectively; 4) publications from the Adolescent Depression and Language, Communication & Mental health SIRGs. More widely we also shared new resources and a blog on co-production from the CoRay project, and an invitation to our practical Open Lab in June on engaging with policy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Network-News-May-2022.pdf
 
Description E-Newsletter Emerging Minds Network News - November 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact November 2021 e-newsletter with updates from the Emerging Minds Network and beyond including 1) invitation to third Open Lab focused on racism and children and young people's mental health, 2) final call for applications for GROW researcher development programme, 3) reminder about Big Question funding call and promotion of a podcast about the issues with research implementation, 4) introducing funding recipients from second funding call on Voices, Power & Attitudes, 5) resources from the CoRay projects on BBC Bitesize
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Network-News-November-2021.pdf
 
Description E-Newsletter Emerging Minds Network News - October 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact October 2021 e-newsletter with updates from the Emerging Minds Network and beyond including 1) recording of our Big Question funding call webinar and launch of expressions of interest phase, 2) applications open for GROW ECR Research Development Programme, 3) recordings from our October Open Lab and invitation to November around design and mental health
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Network-News-October-2021.pdf
 
Description E-Newsletter Emerging Minds Network News - September 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact September 2021 e-newsletter with updates from the Emerging Minds Network and beyond including 1) Updates on the Big Question funding call including information webinar, 2) launch of Open Lab meeting series and invitation to first event in October focused on perinatal & infant mental health, 3) watch-this-space on new early career researcher development programme, 4) invitation to event with the TRIUMPH Network for Early Career Researchers, 5) Planet Divoc-91 resource from the CoRay project, 6) updates from our Special Interest Research Groups
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Network-News-September-2021-v2.pdf
 
Description E-Newsletter Emerging Minds Network News - Summer 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Summer 2021 e-newsletter with updates from the Emerging Minds Network and beyond including 1) Big Question Funding Call launch and invitation to information webinar, 2) Meet our new interns, 3) Webinar recording from CoRay, 4) Update from NSPCC Cross-Sector Placement, 5) updates from our Special Interest Research Groups
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Network-News-Summer-edition.pdf
 
Description ECR Workshop: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Children & Young People's Mental Health 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Workshop on Interdisciplinary Approaches to Child and Young Adult Mental Health Challenges
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Call-for-Applicants-PGR-ECR-Workshop-CC-comm...
 
Description Early Career Researcher Children & Young People's Mental Health Forum - September 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Together with the TRIUMPH Network we hosted a Children & Young people's mental health Early Career Researcher Forum on 23 & 24 September 2021. The event was intended to showcase the work of early-career researchers working in the field of children and young people's mental health. The ECR Forum aims to provide an opportunity for researchers across all sectors at an early stage in their career to present their latest research and projects in progress, to receive advice and guidance from more senior scientists in the field, and create a supportive environment to meet other researchers and share experiences.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/early-career-researcher-children-young-peoples-mental-health-forum-ti...
 
Description Early Career Researcher Proposal Development Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The objectives of the event were:

To better enable Early Career Researchers to build the partnerships and collaborations needed to bring their research ideas to fruition.

To support Early Career Researchers to develop their proposal development skills

To explore the wider opportunities offered by the Emerging Minds network including mentoring and short term fellowships.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/early-career-researchers-proposal-development-workshop/
 
Description East of England Kick Off Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Kick off event to share detail about upcoming Funding Call, showcase inspiring examples of relevant research and to facilitate discussinos around possible collaborations to address Emerging Minds Research Challenges
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/myevent?eid=85086864101
 
Description Embracing Complexity Cross Sector Placement 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Information about our cross sector placement with Embracing Complexity/ Autistica
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Embracing-Complexity-Emerging-Minds-placemen...
 
Description Event - Celebrating Young People's Involvement in Digital Mental Health 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact In July 2022 the Young People's Involvement in Digital Mental Health Special Interest Research Group (YPii DMH) hosted the inaugural YPii DMH awards. Using the informal virtual space GatherTown, the ceremony brought together a diverse group of academics, young people, captains of industry, and mental health workers to recognise the achievements and celebrate the involvement of young people and teams in Digital Mental Health. Awards included best use of technology and social media for involvement, and involvement team and shining star. Winners and runners up, announced by the YPii team, could make an informal speech and there was a chance to mingle after the ceremony - although most people just wanted to have a ride on the go-karts!
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/ypii-dmh-awards-ceremony/
 
Description Event - Thank You to Stakeholders 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact On 16 October 2022 we held an in-person thank you event for those who had been involved in the Emerging Minds Network over the last four years including our partners, leadership team, and advisory group, those involved in the Big Emerging Minds Summit, as well as those who had been supported by Emerging Minds through research projects, internships, cross-sector placements, Special Interest Research Groups, and the GROW Researcher Development Programme. It was also an opportunity for individuals to network and make connections, as many had never been able to meet in person due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. We hoped to encourage collaborations past the life of the network.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Event: Addressing loneliness in emerging adulthood (16-25 years): What do we know and what do we need to know? - June 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The Loneliness & Social Isolation in Mental Health Research Network (LSIMHRN) and the NIHR School for Public Health Research (SPHR) public mental health programme, in collaboration with TRIUMPH, Emerging Minds and SMaRteN, hosted an online workshop on how to tackle loneliness and social isolation in 16-25 year olds on 9 June 2021. The workshop brought together young people and individuals from different disciplines and sectors to identify key research areas to tackle loneliness and social isolation in 16-25 year olds, to build on the findings of a survey that ran 25th March-31st May 2021 to identify the key challenges and promising approaches to address lonelines in this age group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.ucl.ac.uk/psychiatry/research/epidemiology-and-applied-clinical-research-department/lone...
 
Description Experti z Oxfordu: Lockdown negatívne vplýva na správanie žiakov (Pravda) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Professor Cathy Creswell talks about the Co-Space study and recent findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://uzitocna.pravda.sk/skola/clanok/569069-experti-z-oxfordu-lockdown-negativne-vplyva-na-sprava...
 
Description External Blog - Expert by experience - Mental Health Research Matters Campaign 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact In autumn 2022 the Emerging Minds Network supported the Mental Health Research Matters campaign through participation in events, webinars, and blogs alongside our fellow UKRI Networks. In this blog, written by one of our lived-experience advisors, G shares how using their personal experience of mental ill-health to shape research opened up new opportunities - including through Emerging Minds - landing them a job at a leading mental health charity. We shared the blog via our e-newsletter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://mentalhealthresearchmatters.org.uk/event/experts-by-experience-in-mentalhealthresearchmatter...
 
Description External Blog - Inspiration at the Big Emerging Minds Summit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Memoona Ahmed attended our Big Emerging Minds Summit as an in-person delegate on 17 October 2022. She went on to write this brilliant reflective blog about the day on her personal website, which we shared via our e-newsletter, website, and social media. Memoona gives a breakdown of the workshops she attended and overall reflections on the day: "To hear from so many clinicians and researchers in the area talking about truly groundbreaking work was invaluable my imagination and ideas were running wild by the end of it".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://memoonaahmed.co.uk/2022/10/20/the-next-steps-in-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-res...
 
Description External Blog - Should I attend a Research Conference? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact After our Big Emerging Minds Summit in October 2022 our two Summit interns, Felicity & Rowan, co-wrote this blog hosted on the Mental Health Research Incubator website: "Not sure whether a research conference is for you? Master's students and Emerging Minds Network interns Rowan and Felicity reflect on their experience of getting involved with the recent Emerging Minds Summit on children and young people's mental health research, the range of different people they encountered there, and how other early career researchers can make the most of it." We shared the blog through our e-newsletter, social media, and website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://mentalhealthresearch.org.uk/should-i-attend-a-research-conference/
 
Description External Blog on The Mental Health Innovations Website - 'Understanding Suicide Prevention in Shout Texters, With Emerging Minds' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact From Spring 2022 Carolina Guzman Holst (DPhil student, University of Oxford), undertook a cross-sector placement with Mental Health Innovations, funded by Emerging Minds. The aim of the project was to investigate factors leading to suicide de-escalation in imminent risk youth by exploring the SHOUT 85258 national crisis text-based service. In this blog hosted on the Mental Health Innovations website, Carolina and her supervisors introduce the placement and reflect on its importance. We promoted the blog via our e-newsletter and social media.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://mentalhealthinnovations.org/news-and-information/latest-news/how-we-worked-with-emerging-min...
 
Description External Films - Reflections on being involved with a Special Interest Research Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact In preparation for their workshop at our Big Emerging Minds Summit in October 2022 (https://emergingminds.org.uk/workshop-creative-therapies-as-a-response-to-self-harm-in-young-people/), two young co-ordinators from our Creative Therapies as a Response to Self-Harm Special Interest Research Group - Naomi and Sim - made films reflecting on their experiences of being part of the SIRG, and the potential of creative therapies to address self-harm.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://collective-arts.org/our-research-creative-therapies-as-a-response-to-self-harm/
 
Description February 2021 Coordinator Meeting - Special Interest Research Groups 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Monthly meeting hosted by Emerging Minds and bringing together all the coordinators of our Special Interest Research Groups (SIRGs). These meetings are a key output of our SIRG programme as they offer an opportunity for coordinators to network, share resources and offer support to one another. They are also able to request assistance from Emerging Minds, for instance promotion of activities via our e-newsletter and website, introductions to relevant stakeholders, or signposting to funding opportunities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/special-interest-research-groups/
 
Description February 2022 Coordinator Meeting - Special Interest Research Groups 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Monthly meeting hosted by Emerging Minds and bringing together all the coordinators of our Special Interest Research Groups (SIRGs). These meetings are a key output of our SIRG programme as they offer an opportunity for coordinators to network, share resources and offer support to one another. They are also able to request assistance from Emerging Minds, for instance promotion of activities via our e-newsletter and website, introductions to relevant stakeholders, or signposting to funding opportunities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/special-interest-research-groups/
 
Description February Newsletter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact News from the Emerging Minds Network and similar organisations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Network-News-February.pdf
 
Description Feedback from our Members Survey 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact In October 2020 we held a network survey to mark the mid-way point of our funding. We had 107 respondents and received positive feedback which we disseminated via our e-newsletter and website in December 2020, and in more depth in our Progress Report in November 2021 (https://emergingminds.org.uk/progress-report/).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/members-survey-your-feedback/
 
Description Fifth of primary children afraid to leave house over Covid-19, survey finds (The Guardian) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Cathy Creswell talks about Co-Space study findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/10/fifth-of-primary-children-afraid-to-leave-house-becaus...
 
Description Films - Debating Mental Health: Can we build a mentally healthy world? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact In December 2020 we partnered with Didcot Girls' School and Debating Mental Health to hold a virtual event for young women aged 13-14 where they debated the question "Can we build a mentally healthy world post COVID-19?". At the end of the project, the young people shared their thoughts on mental health, society and what the world will look like post-COVID, and these videos hosted via Emerging Minds are the result.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/debating-mental-health-can-we-build-a-mentally-healthy-world/
 
Description Final Report - Language, Communication & Mental Health 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Our Language, Communications & Mental Health Special Interest Research Group released their final report and supporting video. Through workshops and surveys the SIRG found two key questions people wanted research to answer: 1) what is the relationship between language and mental health? and 2) how can we develop clinical practice to improve outcomes for children and young people? The group hopes the report will be used by researchers far and wide to provide a solid foundation to their bids for research funding in this area. We hosted the report on our website, and shared it via our social media & e-newsletter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/special-interest-research-group-language-and-communication-needs-in-men...
 
Description Final Report - Live Music & Mental Health 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Our Live Music & Mental Health Special Interest Research Group has been exploring the impact of live music on the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people. Over summer 2021 they held priority-setting workshops with young people, policy makers, musicians, children's organisations and mental health organisations. This report highlights recommendations to further generate research and action in this area. We hosted the report on our website, and shared it via our social media & e-newsletter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/special-interest-research-group-the-impact-of-live-music-engagement-in-...
 
Description Funder Meeting for Special Interest Research Group Coordinators 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact On 9 November 2021 we hosted a 1-hour 'closed conversation' / structured Q&A event for coordinators of our Special Interest Research Groups (SIRGs) to meet with the main mental health research funders. The meeting was attended by representatives from the Wellcome Trust, Medical Research Council, MQ Mental Health, ESRC, and NIHR, and chaired by Emerging Minds Leadership Team members Professor Ann John and Professor Sarah Halligan. SIRG coordinators and funders discussed current priority areas for children and young people's mental health, and considered how these align with funders' current and planned programmes. Each SIRG coordinator had prepared a 1-2 slide summary of their research priorities for inclusion in a pack sent to funders before the meeting. As a result of the meeting at least one coordinator was invited to share a proposal with one of the funding bodies in attendance.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Funding Announcement - Fourth Funding Call (Research Development Fund) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact In July 2022 we held our fourth and final funding call where we offered a small amount of funding (between £250-£3,000) to those who had been supported by the Network over the last four years, to move their research forward. We had a wide range of applications from across our funded projects, Special Interest Research Groups, cross-sector placement participants, and GROW programme early career researchers. We awarded a total of £25,000 between 10 projects. This included offering funding to five new projects, all led by members of our GROW early career researcher development programme. We were also able to offer additional funding to five projects we have been supporting over the last few years. This webpage provides information on the funding call and projects funded. We promoted all the projects - new and existing - who had received funding through this Research Development Fund via our e-newsletters & social media. (Individual project information for the 10 projects awarded funding is listed under "Other Outputs/Outcomes")
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/fourth-funding-call/
 
Description Funding Call Information 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Information about our funding call and how to apply
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/funding-call/
 
Description Funding Call Webinar - Embracing Complexity 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The objectives of this webinar were to:
Introduce the first Emerging Minds funding call and our Embracing Complexity Research Challenge in particular.
Answer questions about the funding call so applications had all the information they needed to apply.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/emerging-minds-funding-call-webinar-embracing-complexity-tickets-8596...
 
Description Funding Call Webinar - Supporting the Supporters 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The objectives of this webinar were to:
- Introduce the first Emerging Minds funding call and our Supporting the Supporters research challenge in particular.
- Answer applicant questions about the funding call so they had all the information needed to apply.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/emerging-minds-funding-call-webinar-supporting-the-supporters-tickets...
 
Description Funding Call Webinar - Voices, Power & Attitudes 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The objectives of this webinar were to:
- Introduce the first Emerging Minds funding call and our Voices, Power & Attitudes research challenge in particular.
- Answer questions about the funding call so applicants had all the information they needed to apply.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/emerging-minds-funding-call-webinar-voices-power-attitudes-tickets-85...
 
Description Future Minds NI 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Invited talk to broad audience, sparked questions and discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description GROW Researcher Development Programme - Workshop 1 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact We held the first workshop of our GROW Researcher Development Programme for Early Career Researchers on 14 January 2022. We focused on introducing the programme, discussing how to make time for the programme and networking with other participants. 17 of the 19 successful applicants attended, and those who couldn't attend were provided with a recording to catch up after the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/grow-researcher-development-programme/
 
Description GROW Researcher Development Programme - Workshop 2 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact We held the second workshop of our GROW Researcher Development Programme for Early Career Researchers on 10 March 2022 (delayed from February 18 due to strike action across the UK). We focused on seeking and securing funding for research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/grow-researcher-development-programme/
 
Description GROW Researcher Development Programme - Workshop 3 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact We held the third workshop of our GROW Researcher Development Programme for Early Career Researchers on 17 March 2022. We focused on working across disciplines and sectors and forming research collaborations. Presentations were made by external senior experts in the field, as well as by GROW participants with relevant experience who shared their own disciplinary approaches e.g. from working as an OT, clinical academic, and in the voluntary sector.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/grow-researcher-development-programme/
 
Description GROW Researcher Development Programme - Workshop 4 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact We held the fourth workshop of our GROW Researcher Development Programme for Early Career Researchers on 27 April 2022. We focused on involving children, young people, and families with lived experience in research, As well as contributions from GROW participants themselves, guest speakers included Parental Minds, the McPin Foundation and the Institute for Mental Health.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/grow-researcher-development-programme/
 
Description GROW Researcher Development Programme - Workshop 5 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact We held the fifth workshop of our GROW Researcher Development Programme for Early Career Researchers on 18-19 May 2022. This was an in-person workshop including an overnight stay in London. We focused on looking to the future of mental health research. Speakers included senior colleagues from the third sector and funding fields including YoungMinds, MQ and Wellcome.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/grow-researcher-development-programme/
 
Description GROW Researcher Development Programme - Workshop 6 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact We held the sixth workshop of our GROW Researcher Development Programme for Early Career Researchers on 13 June 2022. We focused on 'Making an Impact: Policy and Practice'. The session included practical training from the Mental Elf on communications and profile building, and a guest speaker from the Office for Health Improvements and Disparities working at the interface of policy making, research, and practice. The workshop coincided with our Emerging Minds Policy Engagement Week (see https://emergingminds.org.uk/policy-engagement-week/ and related outputs), and GROW members actively engaged with other aspects of the week including joining Twitter conversations on the topic, and attending our practical Open Lab all about submitting evidence for the UK government's 10 year mental health plan.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/grow-researcher-development-programme/
 
Description GROW Researcher Development Programme - Workshop 7 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact We held the seventh and final workshop of our GROW Researcher Development Programme for Early Career Researchers on 12 July 2022. We focused on the next steps for participants both as a cohort/network and as individuals. Participants were encouraged to reflect on their experiences of the programme (workshops/coaching) and their own professional development journeys.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/grow-researcher-development-programme/
 
Description GROW Researcher Development Programme - Writing Retreat 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Members of our GROW Researcher Development Programme were successful in securing funding from our final funding call in summer 2022 to hold a writing retreat in autumn 2022. Key aims of the retreat were: 1) to consider next steps for the cohort who had taken part in the programme and explore developing a wider research network for early career researchers, and 2) to continue collaborating on a joint position paper on key recommendations for capacity building in child and adolescent mental health research from the perspective of early career researchers in the field. Outcomes of the day include plans for monthly peer support catch ups online and virtual writing spaces, an annual writing retreat, and publication of the paper.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/grow-researcher-development-programme/
 
Description Glasgow Kick Off Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Kick off event to share detail about upcoming Funding Call, showcase inspiring examples of relevant research and to facilitate discussinos around possible collaborations to address Emerging Minds Research Challenges
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/kick-off-meeting-glasgow/
 
Description Guest Post on The Mental Elf Website - 'Joining the dots: how can we support all young people to seek help for their mental health problems?' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact From September-December 2020 Vanessa Bennett (University of Oxford) undertook a part-time Cross-Sector Placement with the NSPCC and the NEUROSEC Group at Oxford University, funded by Emerging Minds. As part of her placement, Vanessa evaluated a systematic review from the field [Aguirre Velasco, A., Cruz, I. S. S. et al (2020)] which was published on The Mental Elf website in July 2021 and included a summary of how her placement project had begun to address the findings of the systematic review.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
URL https://www.nationalelfservice.net/populations-and-settings/child-and-adolescent/barriers-facilitato...
 
Description Guest Post on The Mental Elf Website - 'Migrant mental health in Norway: variation in the prevalence of psychiatric diagnoses' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact From January-March 2021 Dr Yasmin Ahmadzadeh (PhD research, King's College London) undertook a part-time Cross-Sector Placement with the Centre for Mental Health, funded by Emerging Minds. The aim of the project was to evaluate projects designed to alleviate mental health inequalities. As part of her placement, Yasmin reviewed a paper focused on research into migrant mental health in Norway [Ekeberg, K. A., & Abebe, D. S. (2020)], which was published on The Mental Elf website in August 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.nationalelfservice.net/populations-and-settings/black-and-minority-ethnic/migrant-mental...
 
Description Guest Post on The Mental Elf Website - 'Neurodevelopmental conditions and mental health research: it's time to #EmbraceComplexity!' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact From July-December 2020 PhD researcher Suzi Sapiets (University of Warwick), undertook a part-time Cross-Sector Placement with Embracing Complexity, funded by Emerging Minds. Most people with neurodevelopmental conditions have more than one, but this group is often excluded from research. As part of her placement, Suzi evaluated a systematic review from the field [Cameron, L, Phillips, K, Melvin, A et al (2020)] which was published on The Mental Elf website in June 2021 and included a summary of how her placement project had begun to address the findings of the systematic review.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
URL https://www.nationalelfservice.net/learning-disabilities/autistic-spectrum-disorder/embracecomplexit...
 
Description Guest Post on The Mental Elf Website - 'The role of loneliness in self-injury: using the Integrated Motivational Volitional (IMV) model' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact From Spring 2022 Carolina Guzman Holst (DPhil student, University of Oxford), undertook a cross-sector placement with Mental Health Innovations, funded by Emerging Minds. The aim of the project was to investigate factors leading to suicide de-escalation in imminent risk youth by exploring the SHOUT 85258 national crisis text-based service. As part of her placement, Carolina reviewed a paper focused on exploring the role of loneliness in self-injury through the lens of the Integrated Motivational Volitional (IMV) model [McClelland, H., Evans, J. J., & O'Connor, R. C.] which was published on The Mental Elf website in August 2022.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.nationalelfservice.net/populations-and-settings/loneliness/loneliness-self-injury/
 
Description How children in the UK are coping with the coronavirus lockdown (New America) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Professor Cathy Creswell talked about the Co-Space study and the recent findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.newamerica.org/education-policy/edcentral/how-children-uk-are-coping-coronavirus-lockdow...
 
Description How children in the UK are coping with the coronavirus lockdown (New Scientist) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Cathy Creswell talks about the Co-Space study, its findings and the impact of lockdown on families.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24732913-700-how-children-in-the-uk-are-coping-with-the-coron...
 
Description How to keep your child cheerful during the Covid pandemic (The Times) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The article mentions Co-Space study and its findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/how-to-keep-your-child-cheerful-during-the-covid-19-pandemic-6k3s...
 
Description How to look after ourselves in a darker lockdown (The Times) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Professor Cathy Creswell talks about the Co-Space study and its findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/how-to-look-after-ourselves-in-a-darker-lockdown-gkcrc5dl3
 
Description I've recanted: give toddlers your phone, says baby guru Penelope Leach (The Times) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article includes a reference to the Co-Space study and Professor Cathy Creswell.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/ive-recanted-give-toddlers-your-phone-says-baby-guru-penelope-lea...
 
Description Imperial College- Launch of MH network 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited talk at launch of new cross disciplinary, cross sector research network
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description In-Person Conference - The Big Emerging Minds Summit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact On 17 October 2022 we held our Big Emerging Minds Summit in person at St Catherine's College in Oxford. The Summit aimed to bring together a cross-sector audience of all those who had been involved in the Network over its 4-year life, to celebrate its achievements and progress in the field of children and young people's mental health research, and feel inspired about their own and our collaborative next steps. The event was targeted at a very broad audience, mirroring the wider Network, including young people, parents & carers with lived experience, policy makers, practitioners, funders & commissioners, early career researchers, academics, and third sector organisations. The day was structured around our 4 research challenges which were developed by lived experience experts and other stakeholders at the start of the Network (https://emergingminds.org.uk/our-research-challenges/), and have underpinned all the work of the Network since. The in-person event was attended by nearly 250 people, with representation from all our target audiences, including at least 10 young people with lived experience. The day included an opening plenary, 24 workshops spread across 4 slots, a closing plenary, exhibition, and live photography and artwork. The 24 workshops were entirely built and led by people and projects supported through Emerging Minds (e.g. through research projects, Special Interest Research Groups, cross-sector placements, GROW early career research development programme, interns). Workshop leaders showcased findings, aired challenges, and used the collective experiences of Summit delegates to plan next steps for research. (https://emergingminds.org.uk/summit-workshops/). The broad range of topics included, for example: considering the needs of parents and carers of young people with mental health difficulties; the impact and importance of co-production; experiences of Black researchers in mental health and racism research; creative therapies for self harm; designing your dream school for mental health. In the closing plenary we asked delegates to use "Next Steps footprints" to reflect on their own, and our collective, next steps, based on their experiences at the Summit (https://emergingminds.org.uk/summit-next-steps/). Our intern Rowan subsequently analysed these reflections to produce a summary and report (see separate output). We also hosted 16 exhibits in our parallel exhibition which showcased academic posters, artwork, and multimedia focused on children & young people's mental health research. As a key aim of the day was networking and collaboration, workshops were encouraged to be interactive and include audience participation, we built in lengthy breaks for delegates to integrate, and we also provided a "Delegates Handbook" in the conference pack with biographies and contact details of all delegates who had given permission, so connections could be followed up afterwards. The feedback from the day was brilliant, with a particularly large engagement on Twitter through the day and afterwards (see #EmergingMinds), and a great deal of positivity on the future of children and young people's mental health research (see e.g. https://twitter.com/Fiyory_/status/1583172601198702592?s=20&t=nq-LLdSUMgvixOXvEX6_XQ and https://twitter.com/Kadra_A_/status/1582057947852836864?s=20&t=wVu5u3C0Al-Idm2Xli7oLg)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/summit/
 
Description Infographics: Feeling Anxious about Social Situations 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Young people from the CoRAY advisory group have also been working with designers from the University of Reading to develop new infographics to provide support and advice to young people feeling anxious about social situations. The free infographics have been designed to post on social media or start conversations in classrooms. We would love you to download the resources from our website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/infographics-for-young-people/
 
Description Intern Advert - Voices, Power & Attitudes Research Challenge 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact In autumn 2020 we advertised via our website, social media and e-newsletter for a 12-week paid internship position to support the preparation for our second funding call focused on our 'Voices, Power & Attitudes' research challenge (https://emergingminds.org.uk/funding-call-2/). We subsequently hired Fiyory Ghezae, a first year PhD student, who carried out a rapid scoping review of the current evidence, and assisted with priority-setting stakeholder workshops. Fiyory's presented her findings at a webinar in February 2021 (see separate output).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/internship-opportunity-voices-power-attitudes-investigator/
 
Description Interview Cathy Creswell: The government has failed children and young people in this pandemic (The Guardian) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Cathy Creswell talks about the Co-Space study findings and the impact of lockdown on mental health of children.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/nov/17/cathy-creswell-government-failed-children-and-young-...
 
Description Interview with Kadra Abdinasir 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview with Kadra Abdinasir from the Centre for Mental Health about the Centre's projects and how they plan to collaborate with the Emerging Minds Network
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/podcast-interview-with-kadra-abdinasir/
 
Description Interview with Professor Ann John 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Professor Ann John discusses the work of the Adolescent Mental Health Data Platform and how it plans to collaborate with the Emerging Minds Network
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/podcast-interview-with-professor-ann-john/
 
Description January 2021 Coordinator Meeting - Special Interest Research Groups 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Monthly meeting hosted by Emerging Minds and bringing together all the coordinators of our Special Interest Research Groups (SIRGs). These meetings are a key output of our SIRG programme as they offer an opportunity for coordinators to network, share resources and offer support to one another. They are also able to request assistance from Emerging Minds, for instance promotion of activities via our e-newsletter and website, introductions to relevant stakeholders, or signposting to funding opportunities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/special-interest-research-groups/
 
Description January 2022 Coordinator Meeting - Special Interest Research Groups 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Monthly meeting hosted by Emerging Minds and bringing together all the coordinators of our Special Interest Research Groups (SIRGs). These meetings are a key output of our SIRG programme as they offer an opportunity for coordinators to network, share resources and offer support to one another. They are also able to request assistance from Emerging Minds, for instance promotion of activities via our e-newsletter and website, introductions to relevant stakeholders, or signposting to funding opportunities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/special-interest-research-groups/
 
Description January Newsletter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact News from the Emerging Minds Network and similar organisations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Network-News-January-2020.pdf
 
Description July 2021 Coordinator Meeting - Special Interest Research Groups 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Monthly meeting hosted by Emerging Minds and bringing together all the coordinators of our Special Interest Research Groups (SIRGs). These meetings are a key output of our SIRG programme as they offer an opportunity for coordinators to network, share resources and offer support to one another. They are also able to request assistance from Emerging Minds, for instance promotion of activities via our e-newsletter and website, introductions to relevant stakeholders, or signposting to funding opportunities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/special-interest-research-groups/
 
Description June 2021 Coordinator Meeting - Special Interest Research Groups 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Monthly meeting hosted by Emerging Minds and bringing together all the coordinators of our Special Interest Research Groups (SIRGs). These meetings are a key output of our SIRG programme as they offer an opportunity for coordinators to network, share resources and offer support to one another. They are also able to request assistance from Emerging Minds, for instance promotion of activities via our e-newsletter and website, introductions to relevant stakeholders, or signposting to funding opportunities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/special-interest-research-groups/
 
Description Launch - The Big Emerging Minds Summit: Children and Young People's Mental Health - From Research to Action 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact In April 2022 we launched our Big Emerging Minds Summit, our end-of-network conference to be held in October 2022. We worked with our Leadership Team and Advisory Group, including lived experience advisors, to develop the framework for the event, summed up in the tagline "Children and young people's mental health: From research to action". The key aim of the event was to bring together a cross-sector audience of all those who had been involved in the Network over its 4-year life, to celebrate its achievements and progress in the field of children and young people's mental health research, and feel inspired about their own and our collaborative next steps. The event was targeted at a very broad audience, mirroring the wider Network, including young people, parents & carers with lived experience, policy makers, practitioners, funders & commissioners, early career researchers, academics, and third sector organisations. We worked with external graphic designers and communications experts on our branding, resources, and communications strategy, in order to appeal to this broad audience most effectively. A core team of Emerging Minds staff met weekly to arrange the events, focusing on different areas like the Programme, Registration, Logistics, PPI Access, and Overall Event/Budget. We also appointed two Summit interns closer to the event. The public launch in April 2022 was hosted on a number of platforms including our website (this output), April e-newsletter Network News (see separate output) and via a Twitter advertising campaign (see separate output). At this stage we were taking expressions of interest for the event, to alert first when full registration opened later in the year. We also contacted key stakeholders personally to invite them to attend. The Summit section of our website became a key hub for the event, transitioning as needed from: 1) advertising and link to expressions of interest form, 2) registration information, 3) event information around accessibility, accommodation, and travel, 4) post-Summit outputs and legacy content. We had a hugely positive response to the launch, including over 200 people expressing interest in attending.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/summit/
 
Description Launch of GROW Researcher Development Programme 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact In September/October 2021 we launched our new GROW Researcher Development Programme for Early Career Researchers. Our new programme will: 1) Develop a network of researchers focused on children & young people's mental health, who can support each other in 2022 and beyond the life of the network. 2) Support the professional development of researchers taking part so they can work towards and achieve professional goals they set themselves. 3) Support participating researchers to develop the networks, skills and experience to work across sectors and disciplines to make a difference to children & young people's mental health. The programme will involve monthly group workshops, and 1-1 coaching. We advertised the opportunity to apply for the programme via our social media, website and monthly e-newsletter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021,2022
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/grow-researcher-development-programme/
 
Description Legacy Webpage - Emerging Minds Cross- Sector Placements 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact As part of our transitioning our Emerging Minds website into our legacy website, we have re-created many of the pages to reflect on the impact of our activities. We have re-built the cross-sector placement page to showcase the full impact our cross-sector placements had for each participant, by collating together all their outputs from both the placements themselves, and outputs from further ways in which they continued to be involved in the Network e.g. through funded projects, Special Interest Research Groups, and our Big Emerging Minds Summit.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2023
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/cross-sector-placements/
 
Description London Kick Off Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Kick off event to share detail about upcoming Funding Call, showcase inspiring examples of relevant research and to facilitate discussinos around possible collaborations to address Emerging Minds Research Challenges
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/emerging-minds-kick-off-meeting-london/
 
Description London Proposal Development Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The objectives of this proposal development workshop were:
- To answer questions about our first Emerging Minds Funding Call and our Research Challenges.
- To provide a space to bring team members together to focus on developing their proposal (with lunch and refreshments provided).
- To enable members to receive helpful formative feedback from the Emerging Minds team, peers and stakeholders as they develop their proposal.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/emerging-minds-funding-call-proposal-development-workshop-london-tick...
 
Description Lowenstein webinar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact >100 people attended an online talk and discussion hosted by Mariella Frostrop, sparked discussion and follow up requests for information
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Manchester Kick Off Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Kick off event to share detail about upcoming Funding Call, showcase inspiring examples of relevant research and to facilitate discussinos around possible collaborations to address Emerging Minds Research Challenges
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/kick-off-meeting-manchester/
 
Description March 2021 Coordinator Meeting - Special Interest Research Groups 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Monthly meeting hosted by Emerging Minds and bringing together all the coordinators of our Special Interest Research Groups (SIRGs). These meetings are a key output of our SIRG programme as they offer an opportunity for coordinators to network, share resources and offer support to one another. They are also able to request assistance from Emerging Minds, for instance promotion of activities via our e-newsletter and website, introductions to relevant stakeholders, or signposting to funding opportunities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/special-interest-research-groups/
 
Description May 2021 Coordinator Meeting - Special Interest Research Groups 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Monthly meeting hosted by Emerging Minds and bringing together all the coordinators of our Special Interest Research Groups (SIRGs). These meetings are a key output of our SIRG programme as they offer an opportunity for coordinators to network, share resources and offer support to one another. They are also able to request assistance from Emerging Minds, for instance promotion of activities via our e-newsletter and website, introductions to relevant stakeholders, or signposting to funding opportunities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/special-interest-research-groups/
 
Description Mental Health Museum Workshop Report - Alisa Hamilton 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Alisa Hamilton reported on her experience of our workshop on Interdisciplinary Approaches to Mental Health in Children & Young People
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/alisa-hamilton-mental-health-museum-workshop/
 
Description Mental Health Museum Workshop Report - Beatrice Hayes 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Beatrice Hayes reported on her experience of our workshop on Interdiscipinary Approaches to Mental Health in Children & Young People
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/beatrice-hayes-mental-health-museum-workshop/
 
Description Mental health impact on children of coronavirus lockdown (Oxford Mail) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Cathy Creswell talks about the Co-Space study findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/18520383.mental-health-impact-children-coronavirus-lockdown/
 
Description Mental health impact on children of coronavirus lockdown (Witney Gazette) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Cathy Creswell talks about the Co-Space findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.witneygazette.co.uk/news/18520383.mental-health-impact-children-coronavirus-lockdown/
 
Description Newcastle Kick Off Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Kick off event to share detail about upcoming Funding Call, showcase inspiring examples of relevant research and to facilitate discussinos around possible collaborations to address Emerging Minds Research Challenges
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Emerging-Minds-Newcastle-Kick-off-event-13-S...
 
Description Newsletter - Emerging Minds Network News - April 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact April 2020 newsletter - introducing our COVID-19 webinar series, publicising the Co-SPACE study, our evidence-based resource for parents.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Network-News-April.pdf
 
Description Newsletter - Emerging Minds Network News - August 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact August 2020 - Announcement about the Emerging Minds Network second funding call. Information about how to apply for our special interest research groups. Reminder about our Co-SPACE study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Network-News-August.pdf
 
Description Newsletter - Emerging Minds Network News - December 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact December 2020 - Information about our Debating Mental Health project. Update about our Voices, Power & Attitudes events ahead of our second funding call. Info about our members survey results. Information about podcasts/ webinar recordings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Network-News-December-2020.pdf
 
Description Newsletter - Emerging Minds Network News - February 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact February 2021 - Launch of our special interest research groups. Update around recordings/ podcast from our recent webinar. Reminder about our conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Network-News-Feb-2021.pdf
 
Description Newsletter - Emerging Minds Network News - January 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact January 2021 - update and reminder about our Co-SPACE study, information on available resources and podcasts. Also information about upcoming events such as those around our Research Challenge "Voices, Power & Attitudes"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Network-News-December-2020.pdf
 
Description Newsletter - Emerging Minds Network News - July 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact July 2020 - an update on Emerging Minds Network funding call results, upcoming activities such as our summer network meetings, podcast episodes and to remind network members about our Co-SPACE study
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Network-News-July.pdf
 
Description Newsletter - Emerging Minds Network News - June 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact June 2020 - update on Emerging Minds Nework COVID-19 webinars and available podcast recordings
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Network-News-Webinar-Update.pdf
 
Description Newsletter - Emerging Minds Network News - March 2020 - COVID-19 update 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Update about Emerging Minds Network's planned response to the coronavirus - March 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Network-News-COVID-Update.pdf
 
Description Newsletter - Emerging Minds Network News - May 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact May 2020 - promoting our Co-SPACE study and update on our COVID-19 webinar series as well as more information on available translations of our evidence-based resource for parents.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Network-News-May.pdf
 
Description Newsletter - Emerging Minds Network News - November 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact November 2020 - Update on our webinar around our Co-RAY study, a reminder about our Co-SPACE study, update around our research challenge which will inform our second funding call. Also updates about Cathy Creswell profile in the Guardian as well as our Early Career Researcher webinar series.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Network-News-November-2020.pdf
 
Description Newsletter - Emerging Minds Network News - October 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact October 2020 - announcement about our Co-RAY study as well as a reminder about our Co-SPACE study. More information about our special interest research groups. Information about our Emerging Minds Network Early Career Researcher webinar series.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Network-News-October-2020.pdf
 
Description Newsletter - Emerging Minds Network News - September 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact September 2020 - announcement about Emerging Minds Network Internship, application process for our special interest research groups and our open Co-SPACE study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Network-News-September.pdf
 
Description Nottingham Kick Off Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Kick off event to share detail about upcoming Funding Call, showcase inspiring examples of relevant research and to facilitate discussinos around possible collaborations to address Emerging Minds Research Challenges
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/emerging-minds-kick-off-meeting-nottingham/
 
Description November 2021 Coordinator Meeting - Special Interest Research Groups 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Monthly meeting hosted by Emerging Minds and bringing together all the coordinators of our Special Interest Research Groups (SIRGs). These meetings are a key output of our SIRG programme as they offer an opportunity for coordinators to network, share resources and offer support to one another. They are also able to request assistance from Emerging Minds, for instance promotion of activities via our e-newsletter and website, introductions to relevant stakeholders, or signposting to funding opportunities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/special-interest-research-groups/
 
Description November Newsletter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact News from the Emerging Minds Network and similar organisations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Network-News-November.pdf
 
Description October 2021 Coordinator Meeting - Special Interest Research Groups 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Monthly meeting hosted by Emerging Minds and bringing together all the coordinators of our Special Interest Research Groups (SIRGs). These meetings are a key output of our SIRG programme as they offer an opportunity for coordinators to network, share resources and offer support to one another. They are also able to request assistance from Emerging Minds, for instance promotion of activities via our e-newsletter and website, introductions to relevant stakeholders, or signposting to funding opportunities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/special-interest-research-groups/
 
Description Okasha conference,, Cairo 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Online presentation to international audience of clinicians and academics
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Online Conference - The Big Emerging Minds Summit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact On 17 October 2022 we held our Big Emerging Minds Summit. The event was predominantly held in-person in Oxford (see separate output), but we also held a parallel Summit online to increase accessibility, supported and hosted by the Mental Elf. The online programme included both the opening and closing plenaries, and one workshop from each of the four Summit streams, which were based around our four research challenges ((https://emergingminds.org.uk/our-research-challenges/). The workshops were entirely built and led by people and projects supported through Emerging Minds, and included showcasing findings, airing challenges, and discussing next steps for the research alongside Summit delegates: 1) The implementation of evidence and research in children & young people's mental health, 2) Experiences of Black researchers: engaging with anti-racism in research, 3) How can we embrace complexity in neurodivergence and mental health amongst children & young people?, 4) Designing your dream school for good mental health (https://emergingminds.org.uk/summit-workshops/). Online delegates were able to engage with other aspects of the in-person Summit via our Beyond the Room team (see separate output). Just over 50 people attended at least some or all of the online Summit.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/summit/
 
Description Open Lab Meeting (inaugural) - October 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This was the inaugural event of our new Open Lab meeting series. Once a month over a lunchtime we network, hear the latest research, and join the conversation around a particular topic. The events are open to anyone with an interest in research focused on children and young people's mental health. (http://emergingminds.org.uk/openlab/). This Open Lab was centred on "Perinatal & Infant Mental Health" and the speakers were Professor Pasco Fearon (Chair in Psychopathology at University College London) and Rachael Loftus (Specialist Infant Mental Health Midwife for Little Minds Matter Team, Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/openlab-october21/
 
Description Open Lab Meeting - April 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Once a month over a lunchtime we host an Open Lab meeting to network, hear the latest research, and join the conversation around a particular topic. The events are open to anyone with an interest in research focused on children and young people's mental health. (http://emergingminds.org.uk/openlab/). This Open Lab was titled: "Evidence Into Practice: Improving Implementation of Children and Young People's Mental Health Research". Our speakers were the successful applicants from our third funding call focused on our Big Question Research Challenge, and had the chance to explain more about their upcoming research: 1) Dr Holly Bear (University of Oxford) - Bridging the gap: Optimising Implementation of Evidence in Children and Young People's Mental Health, 2) Professor Jonathan Parker (University of Exeter) - The implementation of evidence-based practice in Children and Young People's Mental Health Services (CYMHS) across the UK: what can we learn from the Child Wellbeing Practitioner (CWP) workforce? (https://emergingminds.org.uk/funding-recipients/).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/openlab-april22/
 
Description Open Lab Meeting - December 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Once a month over a lunchtime we host an Open Lab meeting to network, hear the latest research, and join the conversation around a particular topic. The events are open to anyone with an interest in research focused on children and young people's mental health. (http://emergingminds.org.uk/openlab/). This Open Lab was titled: 'Racism and children & young people's mental health in the UK'. Our speakers were the successful applicants from our second funding call on Voices, Power & Attitudes, and had the chance to explain more about their upcoming research: 1) Dr Yasmin Ahmadzadeh (Kings College London) - Transmission of experiences of racism, anxiety and depression in families (TRADE), 2) Dr Shioma-lei Craythorne (Aston University) - Understanding young people's experiences of racially motivated appearance focused bullying, 3) Dr Verity Jones (University of West of England) - Improving wellbeing and mental health relating to racism in 10-11 year olds: a Bristol case study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/openlab-december21/
 
Description Open Lab Meeting - February 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Once a month over a lunchtime we host an Open Lab meeting to network, hear the latest research, and join the conversation around a particular topic. The events are open to anyone with an interest in research focused on children and young people's mental health. (http://emergingminds.org.uk/openlab/). This Open Lab was titled: 'Who benefits and how? Young people's involvement in mental health research.' The CoRAY team and co-researchers from the McPin Foundation presented findings from their qualitative study into the experiences of young people who have been involved in mental health research.The team discussed the implications of these findings for future studies, and outlined some brief guidelines for researchers seeking to involve young people in the research process. The co-researchers, who played a pivotal role in conducting interviews and collaborating on thematic analysis, also offered their reflections on their experiences of co-production throughout the study. This was our most successful Open Lab event yet - 64 people signed up, and 41 people attended.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/openlab-february22/
 
Description Open Lab Meeting - June 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Once a month over a lunchtime we host an Open Lab meeting to network, hear the latest research, and join the conversation around a particular topic. The events are open to anyone with an interest in research focused on children and young people's mental health. (http://emergingminds.org.uk/openlab/). This Open Lab was titled: "Engaging with Policy: Responding to the call for evidence for the UK Government's new mental health plan". Network members joined a practical session hosted by Professor Cathy Creswell to hear advice and discuss ideas for their own submissions to the government call for evidence for the UK's new mental health plan. We shared a twitter thread based on the workshop on overcoming barriers to involvement. All resources from the event are hosted on the related webpage on our website. This event was part of our Policy Engagement Week, which also involved a specific session for our GROW Research Development Programme on policy engagement, and a Twitter campaign including advice from leading experts (see separate outputs).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/openlab-june22/
 
Description Open Lab Meeting - March 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Once a month over a lunchtime we host an Open Lab meeting to network, hear the latest research, and join the conversation around a particular topic. The events are open to anyone with an interest in research focused on children and young people's mental health. (http://emergingminds.org.uk/openlab/). This Open Lab was titled: 'Live music gigs and concerts: a "staged" approach to mental wellbeing for children and young people', with planned speakers Amy Woodhouse from Children in Scotland and Dr Lynne Gilmour from the University of Stirling to share findings from their Emerging Minds Special Interest Research Group on this topic (https://emergingminds.org.uk/special-interest-research-group-the-impact-of-live-music-engagement-in-improving-mental-health-and-wellbeing-in-children-and-young-people/). Unfortunately the event itself was unable to go ahead, but we retained the information about the event and SIRG on our website to encourage engagement with the topic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/openlab-march22/
 
Description Open Lab Meeting - May 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Once a month over a lunchtime we host an Open Lab meeting to network, hear the latest research, and join the conversation around a particular topic. The events are open to anyone with an interest in research focused on children and young people's mental health. (http://emergingminds.org.uk/openlab/). This Open Lab was titled: "Neurodivergence and Mental Health: How Do We Embrace Complexity?" Our speakers were Georgia Harper (Embracing Complexity coalition lead) and Suzi Sapiets (Universities of Warwick and Kent), who are members of the coordinating team for our Embracing Complexity in Neurodevelopmental Conditions and Mental Health Special Interest Research Group (https://emergingminds.org.uk/special-interest-research-group-embracing-complexity-in-neurodevelopmental-conditions-and-mental-health/). Georgia and Suzi gave a short presentation on the overlap between neurodivergence and mental health, drawing on findings from their SIRG, and Suzi's Emerging Minds cross-sector placement on this topic hosted by Georgia through Autistica (https://emergingminds.org.uk/embracing-complexity-in-neurodevelopment-research/). The event was well attended, with a lively group discussion on key challenges and improving practice around neurodivergence and mental health - which we shared key messages from on the Open Lab page.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/openlab-may22/
 
Description Open Lab Meeting - November 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Once a month over a lunchtime we host an Open Lab meeting to network, hear the latest research, and join the conversation around a particular topic. The events are open to anyone with an interest in research focused on children and young people's mental health. (http://emergingminds.org.uk/openlab/). This Open Lab was titled: 'How can design bring us together to improve children and young people's mental health?'. Our speaker was Keili Koppel, a previous Emerging Minds intern (http://emergingminds.org.uk/introducing-our-intern-keili-koppel/). The session focused on collaborative ways of working. Keili gave a short presentation on how design research and practice has brought stakeholders together to explore children and young people's mental health, its challenges and possibilities. The presentation was followed by an activity-mediated discussion in small groups where we explored what our shared, collaborative working environment might be like.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/openlab-november21/
 
Description Oxford Kick Off Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Kick off event to share detail about upcoming Funding Call, showcase inspiring examples of relevant research and to facilitate discussinos around possible collaborations to address Emerging Minds Research Challenges
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/kick-off-meeting-oxford/
 
Description Oxford Science Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact >100 participants attended public talk; excellent feedback received
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Oxford launches study on lockdown's effects on young people (Cherwell) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Professor Cathy Creswell talks about the Co-Space study and its purpose.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://cherwell.org/2020/05/21/oxford-launches-study-on-lockdowns-effects-on-young-people/
 
Description Oxford researchers seek to tackle impact of coronavirus on young people's mental health (Banbury Guardian) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Professor Cathy Creswell talks about the purpose of the Co-Space study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.banburyguardian.co.uk/health/coronavirus/oxford-researchers-seek-tackle-impact-coronavir...
 
Description PARENTAL WARNING Primary school kids plagued by mental health issues in lockdown - the nine signs to know (The Sun) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Cathy Creswell talks about the impact of lockdown on mental health of children and young people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/11886039/kids-plagued-mental-health-issues-lockdown-nine-signs-to-know...
 
Description Parental mental health worsens under new national COVID-19 restrictions (Mirage News) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Professor Cathy Creswell talks about the Co-Space study and the impact on lockdown on parental mental health.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.miragenews.com/parental-mental-health-worsens-under-new-national-covid-19-restrictions/
 
Description Parents' stress and depression 'rise during lockdowns' (BBC news) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Professor Cathy Creswell talks about Co-Space study findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-55707322
 
Description Peer researchers present poster at Triumph festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact TRIUMPH Fest was organised by the UKRI funded Triumph network in October 2022 to celebrate young people's contribution to mental health research and activism and provide an opportunity for young people, researchers, policymakers and practitioners working with young people to come together and share learning and opportunities to improve young people's mental health. Co-ray's peer researchers were invited to attend and shared a poster to highlight their experiences of being involved in the research about young people's participation in research and their findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://triumph.sphsu.gla.ac.uk/2022/11/16/reflections-on-triumph-fest-2/
 
Description Podcast - How can we best support children and young people with their worries and anxiety? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A series of speakers - Emily Lloyd, Prof Cathy Creswell, Dr Polly Waite, Prof Helen Dodd - discussed how best people can support their children or young people with worries or anxiety in the current global pandemic. This session was evidence based and provided practical advice to parents and carers. It also publicised the evidence-based resource which Emerging Minds had also produced.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/podcast-how-can-we-best-support-children-and-young-people-with-their-wo...
 
Description Podcast - Issues around Research Implementation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Abi Thomson joined the Emerging Minds Network as an intern over summer 2021 to assist with priority-setting for our Big Question funding call. In this podcast, Abi interviews Lisa Nolan from the Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to discuss some of the issues around research implementation which we hope to address in our funding call. We promoted the podcast via our website, e-newsletter and social media, and particularly encouraged applicants to engage with its findings through their project proposals.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/the-big-question-podcast/
 
Description Podcast about the Funding Call 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Cathy Creswell and Emily Lloyd introduce the network, explain about its work and our funding call. They discuss the practicalities and who will be eligible to apply.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/podcast-find-out-more-about-our-funding-call/
 
Description Podcast: Autism in Quarantine 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The aim of the webinar was to share what what research and clinical experience can offer to help us best support children and young people with Autistic Spectrum Disorder at this time. We also explored the potential practical implications for children, young people and their families right now.

The Emerging Minds network was delighted to welcome Professor Jonathan Green and Dr James Cusack, Director of Science at the charity Autistica.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/podcast-autism-in-quarantine/
 
Description Podcast: Back to school after lockdown: school reintegration and youth mental health 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The aim of the webinar was to share what research tells us about school reintegration and youth mental health and to explore the practical implications for children, young people and their families as schools reopen after the COVID-19 lockdown.

The Emerging Minds Network was delighted to welcome experts in the field including: Professor Tamsin Ford, Dr Polly Waite and Fran Morgan, who shared their knowledge and experience and answered questions during the webinar.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/podcast-back-to-school-after-lockdown-school-reintegration-and-youth-me...
 
Description Podcast: Engaging with the voluntary and community sector 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Pam Miller from the NSPCC explains how best to engage with voluntary and community sector organisations in undertaking interdisciplinary research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/podcast-engaging-with-the-voluntary-and-community-sector/
 
Description Podcast: How can we best support the mental health of 11 - 16 year olds during the COVID-19 pandemic? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The aim of this webinar was to discuss our new Co-RAY project which focuses on how we can best support young people aged 11-16 with their mental health during COVID-19 and beyond.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/podcast-how-can-we-best-support-the-mental-health-of-11-16-year-olds-du...
 
Description Podcast: Let us play! Children's mental health during COVID-19 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The aim of the webinar was to share what research tell us about the importance of play for children's mental health and wellbeing. We summarised what we know from reliable research and explored the practical implications for children, young people and their families right now.

The Emerging Minds Network was delighted to welcome experts in the field including: Dr Wendy Russell from the University of Gloucestershire and Prof Helen Dodd from the University of Reading, who shared their knowledge and experience and answered questions during the webinar.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/podcast-let-us-play-childrens-mental-health-during-covid-19/
 
Description Podcast: Living Through Lockdown 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The aim of the webinar was to share what what research and clinical experience can offer to help us best support children and young people with Autistic Spectrum Disorder at this time. We also explored the potential practical implications for children, young people and their families right now.

The speakers were Professor Jonathan Green and Dr James Cusack, Director of Science at the charity Autistica.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/podcast-living-through-lockdown/
 
Description Podcast: Practical Parenting in the Pandemic 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The aim of the webinar was to share some of the findings from the University of Oxford's Co-SPACE (Covid-19 Supporting parents, adolescents and children during epidemics) study. More than 10,000 parents/ carers in the UK have now taken part in this online survey so far, and findings from the study are regularly fed back to professionals and policy makers working with children.

During the Facebook Live event, the research team discussed the findings from the survey and how parents and carers can best support their children. Joining us were Dr Pete Lawrence from University of Southampton, Professor Cathy Creswell and Dr Polly Waite from University of Oxford. We also heard from Eshal Sajid, a young person who has completed her own research about how teenagers are getting on during the pandemic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/podcast-practical-parenting-in-the-pandemic/
 
Description Podcast: Supporting Children & Young People who Self-Harm in Lockdown 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The aim of the webinar is to share what research tells us about self-harm and youth mental health and to explore the potential practical implications for children, young people and their families right now during the COVID-19 lockdown.

The Emerging Minds Network is delighted to welcome experts in the field: Prof Ann John and Dr Faraz Mughal, who will share their knowledge and experience and answer your questions during the webinar.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/podcast-supporting-children-young-people-who-self-harm-in-lockdown/
 
Description Podcast: Teen Sleep During COVID-19 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact May 2020 - The aim of the webinar was to share what research tells us about sleep and mental wellbeing in children and young people and to explore the potential practical implications for families now.

The Emerging Minds Network was delighted to welcome experts in the field including: Dr Faith Orchard from the University of Reading and Dr Dimitri Gavriloff from the University of Oxford, who shared their knowledge and experience and answered questions during the webinar.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/podcast-teen-sleep-during-covid-19/
 
Description Podcast: Teens, Screens & Quarantines 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This webinar was for those supporting children and young people (e.g.: parents, carers, peer supporters, practitioners, youth workers etc).

The aim of the webinar was to share what research tells us about the effect of screen time and video games etc on young people and to explore the potential practical implications for young people and their families right now.

The speakers were Dr Amy Orben from the University of Cambridge and Dr Peter Etchells from the University of Bath Spa.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/podcast-teens-screens-quarantines/
 
Description Primary pupils finding lockdown harder, study shows (TES) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Cathy Creswell talks about the Co-Space study findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.tes.com/news/coronavirus-primary-pupils-finding-lockdown-harder-study-shows
 
Description Primary school pupils are suffering increasing emotional problems as lockdown progresses, Oxford University study finds (Mail Online) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Cathy Creswell talk Co-Space findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8428005/Primary-school-pupils-suffering-emotional-problems-...
 
Description Primary school pupils suffering more emotional problems in lockdown, says Oxford University study (Sound health and lasting wealth) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Cathy Creswell talks about the Co-Space study findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.soundhealthandlastingwealth.com/covid-19/primary-school-pupils-suffering-more-emotional-...
 
Description Priority-Setting Interviews with Commissioners - Big Question Funding Call 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact We carried out a number of stakeholder engagement activities in advance of our third funding call, focused on our 'Big Question' research challenge. Due to the nature of the research challenge, it was important to include Commissioners in priority-setting for the funding call. Across her internship, Abi Thomson held 10 one-to-one interviews, and garnered feedback from 11 further participants via a survey. Findings were disseminated through a presentation at the funding call information webinar on 27 September (https://emergingminds.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Priorities-PPT-Final.pdf) which is listed under a separate output.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Priority-Setting Workshop with Parents & Carers - Big Question Funding Call 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Patients, carers and/or patient groups
Results and Impact We carried out a number of stakeholder engagement activities in advance of our third funding call, focused on our 'Big Question' research challenge. 13 Parents and Carers attended this priority-setting workshop on 13 September 2021. Findings were disseminated through a presentation at the funding call information webinar on 27 September (https://emergingminds.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Priorities-PPT-Final.pdf) which is listed under a separate output.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Priority-Setting Workshop with Young People - Big Question Funding Call 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Patients, carers and/or patient groups
Results and Impact We carried out a number of stakeholder engagement activities in advance of our third funding call, focused on our 'Big Question' research challenge. 10 Young People attended this priority-setting workshop on 15 September 2021. Findings were disseminated through a presentation at the funding call information webinar on 27 September (https://emergingminds.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Priorities-PPT-Final.pdf) which is listed under a separate output.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Prof Cathy Creswell discusses Co-SPACE study (BBC Newsnight) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Professor Cathy Creswell talks about the Co-Space study and its recent findings on children's and young people's mental health.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsKmd8AeL3k
 
Description Progress Report - Autumn 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Ahead of the final year of our funding from UKRI, we wanted to share some of our work so far and give an advance preview of our plans for 2022. This 45-page report is an easy-read snapshot of our previous, current and upcoming work including establishing and working towards our four Research Challenges, network engagement statistics & opinions, how we have engaged with parents, carers and young people with lived experience, four Cross-Sector Placements, three funding Calls, 9 funded projects, our COVID-19 Response, 19 Special Interest Research Groups, and how we have supported Early Career Researchers. We promoted the report via our website (https://emergingminds.org.uk/progress-report/), social media and e-newsletter as well as personally sending it to key Emerging Minds stakeholders.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021,2022
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/November-2021-Progress-Report-final.pdf
 
Description Promotion of Youth Mental Health Policy Briefing - Autumn 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Following the 'Youth Mental Health and COVID-19' conference we delivered in partnership with the ESRC Centre for Society and Mental Health and The Policy Institute, a policy lab was held to identify the most pressing challenges for children and young people's mental health and what we can do to "build back fairer" over the short, medium and long-term. A team of researchers at KCL and Oxford University released this policy briefing, highlighting the multiple effects of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as outlining 14 steps that schools, mental health services and policy makers can take to help children and young people who have been affected by the pandemic. We promoted the report via our website, social media and e-newsletter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/youth-mental-health-policy-briefing/
 
Description RCP Child Psychiatry Section meeting- talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk to UK child psychiatrists
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Recording - presentations of mental ill-health in neurodivergent young people 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Neurodivergent young people are more likely to experience mental health difficulties - but face a range of barriers to support. In this recording of a webinar from June 2022, researchers and lived-experience experts from our Embracing Complexity in Neurodivergence Special Interest Research Group discuss findings from the SIRG on how mental ill-health can present differently in children and young people with neurodevelopmental conditions. We shared the webinar and its recording via our website, social media, and e-newsletter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://embracingcomplexity.org.uk/news/conversations-not-assumptions-sirg-webinar-on-mental-health
 
Description Recording of April 2022 Open Lab Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact We publicised a recording of the presentations from our April 2022 Open Lab event via our website, Twitter and our monthly e-newsletter. This Open Lab was titled: "Evidence Into Practice: Improving Implementation of Children and Young People's Mental Health Research". Our speakers were the successful applicants from our third funding call focused on our Big Question Research Challenge, and had the chance to explain more about their upcoming research: 1) Dr Holly Bear (University of Oxford) - Bridging the gap: Optimising Implementation of Evidence in Children and Young People's Mental Health, 2) Professor Jonathan Parker (University of Exeter) - The implementation of evidence-based practice in Children and Young People's Mental Health Services (CYMHS) across the UK: what can we learn from the Child Wellbeing Practitioner (CWP) workforce? As the speakers were recipients of our funding call, videos of each of their presentations were also added to their individual project pages on our website (https://emergingminds.org.uk/funding-recipients/).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/openlab-april22/
 
Description Recording of December 2021 Open Lab Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact We publicised a recording of the presentations from our December Open Lab event via our website, Twitter and our monthly e-newsletter. This Open Lab was titled: 'Racism and children & young people's mental health in the UK'. Our speakers were the successful applicants from our second funding call on Voices, Power & Attitudes, and had the chance to explain more about their upcoming research: 1) Dr Yasmin Ahmadzadeh (Kings College London) - Transmission of experiences of racism, anxiety and depression in families (TRADE), 2) Dr Shioma-lei Craythorne (Aston University) - Understanding young people's experiences of racially motivated appearance focused bullying, 3) Dr Verity Jones (University of West of England) - Improving wellbeing and mental health relating to racism in 10-11 year olds: a Bristol case study. As the speakers were recipients of our funding call, videos of each of their presentations were also added to their individual project pages on our website (https://emergingminds.org.uk/funding-recipients/).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021,2022
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/openlab-december21/
 
Description Recording of February 2022 Open Lab Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact We publicised a recording of the presentations from our February 2022 Open Lab event via our website, Twitter and our monthly e-newsletter. This Open Lab was titled: 'Who benefits and how? Young people's involvement in mental health research.' The CoRAY team and co-researchers from the McPin Foundation presented findings from their qualitative study into the experiences of young people who have been involved in mental health research. The team discussed the implications of these findings for future studies, and outlined some brief guidelines for researchers seeking to involve young people in the research process. The co-researchers, who played a pivotal role in conducting interviews and collaborating on thematic analysis, also offered their reflections on their experiences of co-production throughout the study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/openlab-february22/
 
Description Recording of May 2022 Open Lab Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact We publicised a recording of the presentations from our May 2022 Open Lab event via our website, Twitter and our monthly e-newsletter. This Open Lab was titled: "Neurodivergence and Mental Health: How Do We Embrace Complexity?" Our speakers were Georgia Harper (Embracing Complexity coalition lead) and Suzi Sapiets (Universities of Warwick and Kent), who are members of the coordinating team for our Embracing Complexity in Neurodevelopmental Conditions and Mental Health Special Interest Research Group (https://emergingminds.org.uk/special-interest-research-group-embracing-complexity-in-neurodevelopmental-conditions-and-mental-health/). Georgia and Suzi gave a short presentation on the overlap between neurodivergence and mental health, drawing on findings from their SIRG, and Suzi's Emerging Minds cross-sector placement on this topic hosted by Georgia through Autistica (https://emergingminds.org.uk/embracing-complexity-in-neurodevelopment-research/). The video was also shared by the Embracing Complexity Coalition on Twitter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/openlab-may22/
 
Description Recording of October 2021 Open Lab Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact We publicised a recording of the presentations from our October Open Lab event via our website, Twitter and our monthly e-newsletter. This Open Lab was centred on "Perinatal & Infant Mental Health" and the speakers were Professor Pasco Fearon (Chair in Psychopathology at University College London) and Rachael Loftus (Specialist Infant Mental Health Midwife for Little Minds Matter Team, Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/openlab-october21/
 
Description Research Briefing - Design Internship 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact In summer 2021 we hosted a cross-disciplinary internship focused on design-led approaches to mental health research alongside the Department of Typography and Graphic Communication at the University of Reading. One of the outputs of this internship is the report 'Designing resources to support young people's mental health' which we host on this page of our website about the internship. The briefing summarises the contribution that design-led research can make to understanding, explaining, and supporting young people's mental health, alongside an appendix listing examples of design research projects focused on this field.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/introducing-our-intern-keili-koppel/
 
Description Return To School Sees Improvement In Children's Mental Health (India Education Diary) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Professor Cathy Creswell talks about Co-Space findings and the challenges families and children faced during the first lockdown.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://indiaeducationdiary.in/return-to-school-sees-improvement-in-childrens-mental-health-2/
 
Description Return to School Leads to Improvement in Children's Mental Health (Oxford University, Psychiatry Department news) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Cathy Creswell talks about the Co-Space study findings and challenges that children and families faced during the first lockdown.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.psych.ox.ac.uk/news/mental-health-difficulties-in-children-increased-during-first-lockdo...
 
Description Return to school improves mental health of children (News-Medical.net) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Professor Cathy Creswell talks about the Co-Space study findings and the challenges that children and families faced during the first lockdown.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.news-medical.net/news/20201117/Return-to-school-improves-mental-health-of-children.aspx
 
Description Return to school sees improvement in children's mental health (Education Business) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Professor Cathy Creswell talks about the Co-Space study findings and the impact of first lockdown on children and their families.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://educationbusinessuk.net/news/17112020/return-school-sees-improvement-childrens-mental-health
 
Description Return to school sees improvement in children's mental health (Experimental Psychology news) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Cathy Creswell spoke about the impact of the first lockdown on mental health of children and parents.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.psy.ox.ac.uk/news/mental-health-difficulties-in-children-increased-during-first-lockdown...
 
Description Return to school sees improvement in children's mental health (Mirage News) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Professor Cathy Creswell talks about the recent Co-Space study findings and the challenges that children and families faced during the first lockdown.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.miragenews.com/return-to-school-sees-improvement-in-children-s-mental-health/
 
Description Return to school sees improvement in children's mental health (Oxford University news) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Professor Cathy Creswell talks about the Co-Space study findings and the challenges that children and families faced during the first lockdown.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2020-11-16-return-school-sees-improvement-childrens-mental-health
 
Description Return to school sees improvement in children's mental health (Pallikkutam) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article about the Co-Space study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.pallikkutam.com/edu-news/return-to-school-sees-improvement-in-childrens-mental-health
 
Description Return to school sees improvement in children's mental health, Oxford study finds (The Telegraph) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Professor Cathy Creswell talks about the Co-Space study findings and the challenges that children and families faced during the first lockdown.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/science-and-disease/coronavirus-news-update-covid-19-lockd...
 
Description Returning to School after Covid (Lucinda Powell podcast) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Professor Cathy Creswell talks about the Co-Space study and its findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://gb.ivoox.com/en/returning-to-school-after-covid-audios-mp3_rf_56258254_1.html
 
Description Reviewer Advice 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Feedback shared from our Reviewer team and Advisory Group about how best to involve and engage with young people for interdisciplinary research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://emergingminds.org.uk/funding-call-reviewer-advice/
 
Description Romanian CBT conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Online presentation to international clinicians
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Royal Colle Psychiatrists conference talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Conference talk to approx 200 child and adolescent psychiatrists to share recent findings . Sparked questions and discussion and follow up enquiries from participants
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Royal Society of Medicine- Transforming Mental Health in Schools and Colleges: the impact of COVID 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Online presentation which sparked questions and discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Scarred for life: Sage experts warn of impact of Covid policies on the young (The Guardian) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Professor Cathy Creswell talked about the Co-Space study, its findings and the impact of lockdown and school closures on young people's mental health.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/oct/20/sage-experts-warn-of-impact-of-covid-policies-on-you...
 
Description School closures 'will trigger UK child mental health crisis' (The Guardian) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Cathy Creswell talks about the Co-Space study findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.theguardian.com/education/2020/jun/20/school-closures-will-trigger-uk-child-mental-healt...
 
Description Second Funding Call - Voices, Power & Attitudes 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact In March 2021 we launched our second funding call, focused on our 'Voices, Power & Attitudes' research question. Interviews were held in June, and the three successful projects began in autumn 2021 and should be completed within a year. Details of the funded projects can be found under "Other Outputs". We advertised the funding call via our website, e-newsletter and social media.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021,2022
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/funding-call-2/
 
Description Secondary school children felt happier and less worried during the course of lockdown, study finds (The Telegraph) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The article mentions the Co-Space study and its recent findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/09/14/secondary-school-children-felt-happier-less-worried-cour...
 
Description September 2021 Coordinator Meeting - Special Interest Research Groups 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Monthly meeting hosted by Emerging Minds and bringing together all the coordinators of our Special Interest Research Groups (SIRGs). These meetings are a key output of our SIRG programme as they offer an opportunity for coordinators to network, share resources and offer support to one another. They are also able to request assistance from Emerging Minds, for instance promotion of activities via our e-newsletter and website, introductions to relevant stakeholders, or signposting to funding opportunities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/special-interest-research-groups/
 
Description Short Film Series: It's Not That Deep 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Drama short film series "It's Not That Deep". The three-part series was written and acted by a group of young people in just five weeks, in collaboration with Fully Focused Productions and our CoRay team. The series draws on our evidence-informed recommendations for supporting young people feeling lonely, isolated and disconnected, as well as insights on cyberbullying from Swansea University. It was published on Fully Focused Productions YouTube channel 'Million Youth Media'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/its-not-that-deep-drama-series/
 
Description Spanish cyp Mh conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited keynote talk primarily to clinicians- sparked quetstions and discussion and requests for more information to inform practice
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Stress soars among young adults and parents: Covid-19 pandemic has taken a huge toll on our mental health, two new studies reveal (Mail online) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Professor Cathy Creswell talks about the impact of lockdown and strain on parents in low-income families, those in single parent families, and those supporting children with special educational needs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9161455/Stress-soars-young-adults-parents-Covid-19-pandemic...
 
Description Study finds children's mental health better after school return (Oxford Mail) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Professor Cathy Creswell talks about Co-Space study on challenges that children and families faced during the first lockdown.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/18879225.study-finds-childrens-mental-health-better-school-return/
 
Description Swansea Kick Off Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Kick off event to share detail about upcoming Funding Call, showcase inspiring examples of relevant research and to facilitate discussinos around possible collaborations to address Emerging Minds Research Challenges
Joint Event with the Adolescent Mental Health Data Platform
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/joint-event-with-the-adolescent-data-platform/
 
Description The ABC of home learning (The Sunday Times) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Cathy Creswell talks about parents' struggles in juggling work and trying the homeschool their children.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description The Funday Times: a guide to home learning (The Sunday Times) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Professor Cathy Creswell comments on the Co-SPACE study and how to keep children motivated and happy studying in lockdown.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/the-funday-times-a-guide-to-home-learning-ccr9fxrhw
 
Description Third Funding Call - The Big Question 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact In September 2021 we launched our third funding call, focused on our 'Big Question' research question. Interviews were held in February 2022, and the successful projects begin in Spring 2022 and should be completed by October. Details of the funded projects can be found under "Other Outputs". We advertised the funding call via our website, e-newsletter and social media.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021,2022
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/emerging-minds-third-funding-call/
 
Description Today programme (BBC Radio 4) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Professor Cathy Creswell talks about the Co-Space study findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000sxxj
 
Description Turkey CBT conference talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited talk to psychological therapists in Turkey and other countries. Stimulated questions and discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Twitter Advertising Campaign - The Big Emerging Minds Summit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Between April and October 2022 we hosted an advertising campaign for our Big Emerging Minds Summit on our Twitter channel @EmergingMindsUK. We worked with external graphic designers and communications experts on our branding and communications strategy, in order to appeal to our broad audience most effectively. We created a specific tweet card and GIF to share. The call to action for Phase 1 adverts was to encourage expressions of interest, whilst Phase 2 advertising was to transition these expressions of interest into confirmed registrations, and target new interest. We had over 200 expressions of interest, and a good engagement on Twitter with retweets and conversations between interested parties. Later in the year we advertised the 24 individual workshops using branded graphics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://twitter.com/EmergingMindsUK/status/1533730160582791168
 
Description Twitter Advertising Campaign - The Big Emerging Minds Summit ONLINE 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact In autumn 2022 we carried out interviews with the leaders of our four hybrid workshops for the Big Emerging Minds Summit. Though the majority of the event was to be in-person in Oxford, we also held a parallel online programme to include both plenaries and four of the workshops - one for each of the conference themes. These interviews were planned, carried out, and edited by one of our Summit interns, and supported by The Mental Elf. The films were then used as advertising on our Twitter channel (@EmergingMindsUK) and the Mental Elf's (@Mental_Elf) in order to encourage further registrations for the online Summit. Example given is for the "Bridging the Gap" project and workshop. The films were also embedded into the Summit hub on our website and are a key part of the legacy outputs from these four workshops, covering the content of the workshops themselves as well as the findings and next steps from the research projects they relate to.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://twitter.com/EmergingMindsUK/status/1576880451700273152
 
Description UK/Ireland Wellbeing Network 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk at online conference for UK/Ireland wellbeing network
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Understanding Mental Health (Oxford Mental Health series) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presented about child and adolescent mental health During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K84io1uSSF4
 
Description Update on So'ME T1ME Research Project from First Funding Call 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact So'ME T1ME is one of the six successfully funded projects from our first funding call (https://emergingminds.org.uk/funding-call/). Projects began in Spring 2021, and are to be completed by July 2022 at the latest. This project is led by a team of diabetes researchers and clinicians at Queen's University Belfast, Steno Diabetes Centre Copenhagen, and NUI Galway. The aim of the project is to get a better understanding of young people with Type 1 diabetes' experiences of social media and to explore the helpful and less helpful aspects of this online world. Ultimately, they want to gather information to support the safety of young people with T1D online and to build resilience to deal with hurtful or unpleasant social media content. The project is led by Dr Emma Berry, and outputs are ongoing but so far include: 1) an oral presentation at the TRIUMPH Children & Young people's mental health Early Career Researcher Forum on 24 September 2021 [see separate output for our involvement in this], and 2) an academic poster at the Psychosocial Aspects of Diabetes (PSAD) study group 2021 Conference, where Emma was a finalist for best quality poster.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021,2022
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/social-media-use-among-young-people-with-type-1-diabetes-and-the-influe...
 
Description Video made by University of Oxford Development Office on research responding to the pandemic 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Short film about our research response to the pandemic
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://youtu.be/72vt-bOpBgQ
 
Description Virtual Early Career Researcher Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The objectives of the meetings were to:
- Introduce the Emerging Minds network.
- Share more details about the Emerging Minds funding calls to be launched in autumn 2019 and other opportunities.
- To highlight the opportunities for Early Career Researchers through the Emerging Minds network and seek your feedback on how you'd like to be involved in the future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/virtual-emerging-minds-early-career-researcher-meeting-webinar-ticket...
 
Description Virtual Kick Off 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The objectives of the meetings were to:
- Introduce the Emerging Minds network.
- Share more details about the Emerging Minds funding calls to be launched in autumn 2019 and other opportunities.
- To prompt discussions around possible collaborations to address the Emerging Minds research challenges.
This was a virtual event to allow people to attend who were unable to make the physical meetings
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/virtual-emerging-minds-kick-off-meeting-webinar-tickets-71343792203
 
Description Virtual Kick Off 2 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The objectives of the meetings were to:
- Introduce the Emerging Minds network.
- Share more details about the Emerging Minds funding calls to be launched in autumn 2019 and other opportunities.
- To prompt discussions around possible collaborations to address the Emerging Minds research challenges.
This was a virtual event to allow people to attend who were unable to make the physical meetings
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/virtual-emerging-minds-kick-off-meeting-webinar-tickets-71343792203
 
Description Virtual kick off meeting for Belfast stakeholders 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Following on from the postponement of our Belfast kick off event, we held a webinar to engage with Belfast-based stakeholders to spread awareness of our organisation and upcoming funding call
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/virtual-emerging-minds-kick-off-webinar-for-belfast-network-members-r...
 
Description Webinar - Information about our Second Funding Call 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact In March 2021 we launched our second funding call, focused on our 'Voices, Power & Attitudes' research question (https://emergingminds.org.uk/funding-call-2/). On March 23 we held an information webinar about the funding call including practical information on applying. Our intern and lived-experience advisors - Fiyory Ghezae, Nikki Adebiyi, Jawwad Mustafa - also presented findings from their rapid scoping review and priority-setting workshops with stakeholders, and underlined that applicants should integrate these into project proposals. We published the recording of this webinar and associated presentation slides on our website and promoted widely via our e-newsletter and social media, and as part of the briefing resources for funding call applicants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/second-funding-call-information-webinar/
 
Description Webinar - Information about our Second Funding Call 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact In March 2021 we launched our second funding call, focused on our 'Voices, Power & Attitudes' research question (https://emergingminds.org.uk/funding-call-2/). On March 23 we held an information webinar about the funding call including practical information on applying. Our intern and lived-experience advisors - Fiyory Ghezae, Nikki Adebiyi, Jawwad Mustafa - also presented findings from their rapid scoping review and priority-setting workshops with stakeholders, and underlined that applicants should integrate these into project proposals.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/second-funding-call-information-webinar/
 
Description Webinar - Information about our Second Funding Call 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact In September 2021 we launched our third funding call, focused on our 'Big Question' research question (https://emergingminds.org.uk/emerging-minds-third-funding-call/). On September 27 we held an information webinar about the funding call including practical information on applying. We also presented four sets of findings from our evidence reviews and priority-setting activities and underlined that applicants should integrate these into their project proposals. Evidence was presented from: 1) our Big Question Intern, who had carried out a rapid scoping review focused on gathering evidence from community and school settings [https://emergingminds.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Review-PPT-Final.pdf]. 2) Our priority-setting workshops with parents, carers, and young people, and interviews and surveys with service commissioners [https://emergingminds.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Priorities-PPT-Final.pdf] 3) Araminta Peters-Corbett from Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust and coordinator of our Emerging Minds BRIDGE special interest research group, who had been collating evidence and priorities from practitioners and clinicians [https://emergingminds.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/BRIDGE-Slides-EM-Funding-Call-TC.pdf], 4) Holly Bear, who had carried out research into the implementation of mental health apps for young people [https://emergingminds.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Implementation-of-MHealth-Apps-250921.pdf].
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/third-funding-call-information-webinar/
 
Description Webinar - Information about our Second Funding Call 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact In September 2021 we launched our third funding call, focused on our 'Big Question' research question (https://emergingminds.org.uk/emerging-minds-third-funding-call/). On September 27 we held an information webinar about the funding call including practical information on applying. We also presented four sets of findings from our evidence reviews and priority-setting activities and underlined that applicants should integrate these into their project proposals. We published the recording of this webinar and associated presentation slides on our website and promoted widely via our e-newsletter and social media, and as part of the briefing resources for funding call applicants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/third-funding-call-information-webinar/
 
Description Webinar - Partnership Working - Mental Health Research Matters Campaign 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact In autumn 2022 the Emerging Minds Network supported the Mental Health Research Matters campaign through participation in events, webinars, and blogs alongside our fellow UKRI Networks. As part of the campaign, Emerging Minds Network Manager Emily Lloyd, and Emerging Minds cross-sector placement participants Carolina Guzman Holst, Suzi Sapiets, and Georgia Harper participated in a webinar on partnership working, reflecting on their experiences of our cross-sector placement scheme. We shared a recording of the event in our e-newsletter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8p6o0FTlSc&list=PLSKM2Zm6
 
Description Webinar - Tackling Inequalities Mental Health Research Matters Campaign 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact In autumn 2022 the Emerging Minds Network supported the Mental Health Research Matters campaign through participation in events, webinars, and blogs alongside our fellow UKRI Networks. As part of the campaign, Emerging Minds funding recipient Yasmin Ahmadzadeh joined the panel of this webinar on tackling inequalities, reflecting on her experiences of leading the TRADE study exploring how parents' experiences of racism affect children & young people's mental health (https://emergingminds.org.uk/transmission-of-experiences-of-racism-anxiety-and-depression-in-families-trade/). The event was oversubscribed, and we also shared a recording of the event in our e-newsletter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaYLjzeSSwE&list=PLSKM2Zm6MngKy37I2nQvsTZcdpKQIQbVH&index=4&ab_chann...
 
Description Webinar: 'Lunch and Learn - Inequalities and children and young people's mental health' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact In autumn 2020 we hired an intern, Fiyory Ghezae, to carry out a rapid scoping review of the current evidence in preparation for our second funding call focused on our 'Voices, Power & Attitudes' research challenge (https://emergingminds.org.uk/funding-call-2/). Fiyory also assisted with two priority-setting workshops for professionals and young people, together with two young advisors to the Emerging Minds Network - Jawwad Mustafa & Nikki Adebiyi. The team disseminated their findings from the workshops and evidence review at a Children and Young People's Mental Health Coalition Lunch and Learn Webinar which was themed around inequalities and children and young people's mental health on March 10, 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lunch-and-learn-inequalities-and-children-and-young-peoples-mental-he...
 
Description Webpage - Exhibition - The Big Emerging Minds Summit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact We hosted 16 exhibits at our Big Emerging Minds Summit in October 2022, including academic posters, artwork, and multimedia focused on children & young people's mental health research, as an avenue for delegates to exchange ideas and build collaborations. We prioritised submissions from early career researchers, and many of the exhibits were also by people who had been involved in the Emerging Minds Network (e.g. (this creative output from one of the research projects we funded https://emergingminds.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/03.-Diabetes-Cyberspace.1.7.2.pdf). There were a wide range of styles presented including more interactive exhibits in line with the Summit's participation ethos, such as including post-it note questions to answer, or toolkits and resources to use after the Summit. A key cross-cutting theme was co-production alongside young people and families with lived experience (e.g. https://emergingminds.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/05.-BTG-Youth-Parent-Involvement-Poster.pdf and https://emergingminds.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/01.-The-What-matters-to-Who-in-mental-health-research-with-young-people-poster.pdf). All 16 exhibits are now hosted in a dedicated legacy digital exhibition in the Summit hub on our website, and we have shared them widely via our social media & e-newsletter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/summit-exhibition/
 
Description Webpage - The Big Emerging Minds Summit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact After our Big Emerging Minds Summit in October 2022, we transitioned the Summit area of our website into a hub to capture the Summit experience, and showcase the collective outputs from our plenaries, workshops, exhibits, delegates, artists, and Beyond the Room live-tweeting team. We shared the Summit outputs hosted on our website widely via our social media and e-newsletter. This homepage for the Summit legacy hub hosts: information about the ethos behind the day and the research challenge themes, a recording of the opening plenary, and navigation tools to access further content including the workshops, exhibition, artists' corner, and next steps summary compiled from delegate reflections.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/summit/
 
Description Webpage - Workshop Example 1 - The Big Emerging Minds Summit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact "Navigating social media as young people living with chronic physical conditions" was one of the 24 workshops we hosted as part of the Big Emerging Minds Summit in October 2022, and sat under the "Embracing Complexity" theme. The workshop was led by Emma Berry, who we funded through our first funding call, and focused on the impact of social media on mental wellbeing in young people living with Type 1 Diabetes, and how this extends to other chronic health condition contexts. This dedicated webpage built after the Summit includes an overview and key messages from the workshop, live artwork from the day by Tom Bailey, further resources including the workshop slides and cartoon output from the research project ("Diabetes Cyberspace"), and the live-tweeting thread from one of our Beyond the Room team who updated Twitter in realtime about the workshop. We have shared all the workshop pages through our e-newsletter and social media.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/workshop-navigating-social-media-as-young-people-living-with-chronic-ph...
 
Description Webpage - Workshop Example 2 - The Big Emerging Minds Summit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact "Parent and teenager perspectives on the intergenerational transmission of racial trauma" was one of the 24 workshops we hosted as part of the Big Emerging Minds Summit in October 2022, and sat under the "Voices, Power & Attitudes" theme. The workshop was led by members of the TRADE research project which we funded through our second funding call, and focused on the project's research with racialised families. This dedicated webpage built after the Summit includes an overview and key messages from the workshop, reflective artwork by Ronni from Fully Focused Productions, further resources, and the live-tweeting thread from one of our Beyond the Room team who updated Twitter in realtime about the workshop. We have shared all the workshop pages through our e-newsletter and social media.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/workshop-parent-and-teenager-perspectives-on-the-intergenerational-tran...
 
Description Webpage - Workshop Example 3 - The Big Emerging Minds Summit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact "Finding the words to explore unspoken experiences" was one of the 24 workshops we hosted as part of the Big Emerging Minds Summit in October 2022, and sat under the "Supporting the Supporters" theme. The workshop was led by members of our Improved Access to Treatment Choices for Children & Young People with Multisensory Hallucinations Special Interest Research Group, and focused on the challenges faced by children and young people with sensory experiences. This dedicated webpage built after the Summit includes an overview and key messages from the workshop, live artwork from the day by Tom Bailey, further resources, photographs from Oxford Atelier, and the live-tweeting thread from one of our Beyond the Room team who updated Twitter in realtime about the workshop. We have shared all the workshop pages through our e-newsletter and social media.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/workshop-finding-the-words-to-explore-unspoken-experiences/
 
Description Webpage - Workshop Example 4 - The Big Emerging Minds Summit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact "Implementation of evidence and research in children and young people's mental health" was one of the 24 workshops we hosted as part of the Big Emerging Minds Summit in October 2022, and sat under the "Big Question" theme. The workshop was led by members of the BRIDGE Research project which we funded through our third funding call, and focused on key concepts and models relating to implementation science. This dedicated webpage built after the Summit includes an overview and key messages from the workshop, live artwork from the day by Tom Bailey, a recording of part of the workshop, further resources, photographs from Oxford Atelier, and the live-tweeting thread from one of our Beyond the Room team who updated Twitter in realtime about the workshop. We have shared all the workshop pages through our e-newsletter and social media.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/workshop-implementation-of-evidence-and-research-in-children-and-young-...
 
Description Webpage - Workshops - The Big Emerging Minds Summit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact We hosted 24 workshops as part of our programme for the Big Emerging Minds Summit in October 2022. The workshops were led by people and projects supported through Emerging Minds (e.g. through research projects, Special Interest Research Groups, cross-sector placements, GROW early career research development programme, interns). Workshop leaders showcased findings, aired challenges, and used the collective experiences of Summit delegates to plan next steps for research. Delegates had the opportunity to attend four workshops on the day itself. We wanted everyone, whether or not they attended, to have the opportunity to engage with the topics from all the workshops on the day, and so we have built a dedicated workshops space as part of our Summit hub on our website. This is a compilation page of all the workshops from our Big Emerging Minds Summit, allowing navigation to each individual workshop's own dedicated page. Each individual page includes as applicable: presentation slides, PDFs of resources, live tweet threads from our Beyond the Room team (see separate output), videos, photographs, and reflective artwork. The broad range of topics included, for example: considering the needs of parents and carers of young people with mental health difficulties; the impact and importance of co-production; experiences of Black researchers in mental health and racism research; creative therapies for self harm; designing your dream school for mental health. An example of individual workshop pages relates to each Summit theme are listed as separate outputs, and we have shared all the workshop pages widely via our e-newsletter and social media channels.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/summit-workshops/
 
Description Webpage: Artists' Corner - The Big Emerging Minds Summit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact We were lucky to have some amazing artists join us at our Big Emerging Minds Summit in October 2022 to capture the day including: Tom (@tombaileyart), who captured discussions through illustration; Maciek from Oxford Atelier, who took amazing photos for us; and Conor (@conorofficiel, strangeworld11.com) and Ronni (@projectrnz) from Fully Focused Productions, who sketched through the day, and also created artwork afterwards based on their experiences at the Summit. We have integrated all their artwork and photography through the Summit section of the website, but felt it was important to host this separate creative space on the website as well. We shared this page via our e-newsletter and social media, and much of the artwork has been incorporated in other legacy outputs such as our Research Challenges and Impact Reports.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/summit-artists-corner/
 
Description Webpage: Next Steps - The Big Emerging Minds Summit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact During the closing plenary of our Big Emerging Minds Summit in October 2022, we asked delegates to use footprint cut-outs to share reflections, hopes, and ideas for our collective next steps in children's and young people's mental health research. Our Summit intern Rowan analysed the collective Next Steps to identify the main themes that came up when thinking about what we, as researchers, young people, families, clinicians, practitioners, commissioners, and policy-makers can do for the future. Findings were collated into a report (forthcoming, 2023) and summarised on this webpage in an accessible way, which we shared via our e-newsletter and social media.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/summit-next-steps/
 
Description Wellbeing for Education Return Project - First Expert Advisory Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This is a time-limited Wellbeing for Education Return Expert Advisory Group, to oversee the development and initial delivery of a supporting training package to Local Authority-recruited trainers for onward cascade to education leads. The main aim is to equip education staff to support children and young people's wellbeing, resilience and psychosocial recovery as they return to school and college from September 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Younger children's mental health suffering during lockdown (Express & Star) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Cathy Creswell talks about the Co-Space study findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.expressandstar.com/news/uk-news/2020/06/16/younger-childrens-mental-health-suffering-dur...
 
Description Youth Mental Health & COVID-19: Impacts in the short, medium, long term How will the wider societal consequences of COVID-19 affect children and young people's mental health? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The third day of our conference on Youth Mental Health & COVID-19 centred around the evidence base on the wider consequences of COVID-19 on the mental health of children and young people.

The speakers were as follows:

Introduction, Dr Helen Fisher, Kings College London

Social justice, health equity, and COVID-19
Professor Sir Michael Marmot, University College London

Young people's assessment of the short, medium, long-term individual consequences of the COVID-19 crisis,
Dr Golo Henseke, University College London

Social inequalities in adolescent mental health and school experience,
Dr Jo Inchley, University of Glasgow

Interventions to address common childhood emotional and behavioural difficulties in the context of COVID-19,
Professor Cathy Creswell, University of Oxford

Digital opportunities to improve access to CAMHS and support young people's mental health going forwards,
Dr Johnny Downs, Kings College London

A Northern Ireland perspective on what "building back fairer" looks like for children's mental health,
Koulla Yiasourna, Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People

What will young people need to support their mental health as we emerge from the pandemic? 'No Wrong Door' responses for 2021 and beyond,
Professor Sally Holland, Children's Commissioner for Wales
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/youth-mental-health-covid-19-impacts-in-the-short-medium-long-term/
 
Description Youth Mental Health & COVID-19: The Evidence Base 1 - Overall Trends How has children & young people's mental health changed due to COVID-19? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact he first day of our conference on Youth Mental Health & COVID-19 centred around the evidence base for overall trends.

The speakers were as follows:

Introduction - Professor Cathy Creswell, University of Oxford

Tracking the impact of Covid-19 on the mental health of children, young people and families: findings from the Mental Health of Children and Young People in England surveys
Tamsin Newlove-Delgado, University of Exeter

Tracking the mental health of children and young people over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic: findings from the CO-SPACE study
Dr Polly Waite, University of Oxford

Anxiety and depression in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic: initial findings from the RAMP and COPING studies
Dr Katherine Young, Kings College London

Suicidal behaviours in young people in the COVID context
Professor Ann John, Swansea University

In isolation instead of in school; interviews with young people affected by school closures and COVID-19 lockdowns in 2020
Dr Deborah Fry, Professor McLuskey & Dr Tracy Stewart, University of Edinburgh

CoRAY project - producing mental health resources for and by young people in the COVID-19 context
Dr Rebecca Watson, Elise Sellars and Co-RAY Young People's Advisory Group

Keep Cool, a rapid knowledge mobilisation project to promote adolescent mental health in the era of COVID-19
Meg Kiseleva, Kings College London
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/youth-mental-health-covid-19-the-evidence-base-1-overall-trends/
 
Description Youth Mental Health & COVID-19: The Evidence Base 2 - Disadvantaged, Marginalised & Vulnerable Groups How has the mental health of children & young people living in different circumstances changed due to COVID-19? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The second day of our conference on Youth Mental Health & COVID-19 centred around the evidence base on how this has affected disadvantaged, marginalised and vulnerable

The speakers were as follows:

Introduction, Professor Craig Morgan, Kings College London

The impact of the pandemic and associated restrictions on the mental health of children and adolescents from marginalised and vulnerable groups in the UK. What does the evidence suggest so far?
Dr Charlotte Gayer-Anderson, Kings College London

"My biggest worry right now is the mental health of my children": the experiences of families living on a low income during the pandemic
Dr Katie Pybus, University of York

COVID-19, social restrictions, and mental distress among yong people from diverse backgrounds: findings from REACH
Dr Gemma Knowles, Kings College London

Off-radar children and young people at risk of abuse in their homes during COVID-19: What do we need to know and what can we do?
Laura E Fischer, Artist-Activist, Researcher, Consultant and Jane Chevous, Co-founder of Survivors' Voices

From "feeling lost" to "a better understanding of yourself": how did lockdown impact the mental health of young people in inner city London?
Dr Georgina Miguel Esponda, Kings College London

Parents' Voices
Nikki Chapman, Emerging Minds Network
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/youth-mental-health-covid-19-the-evidence-base-2-disadvantaged-marginal...
 
Description https://emergingminds.org.uk/webinar-recording-racism-and-mental-health-of-children-and-young-people-what-do-we-need-to-know-to-make-a-difference-priority-setting-workshop/ 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact On Thursday 21 February 2021, the Emerging Minds Network held a workshop with those who support children & young people affected by racism to set priorities on how to tackle our Voices, Power & Attitudes Research challenge. We were focusing on the question, 'Racism and the mental health of children & young people: what do we need to know to make a difference?'

This workshop was hosted by Professor Ann John, who is a professor of Public Health & Psychiatry at Swansea University and a member of the Emerging Minds Network leadership team.

We had over 50 participants including educators, youth workers, mental health practitioners and researchers from a range of organisations, including: Youth Access, Barnardos, Angelou Centre, Bridge for Children, Mind, Young Minds, Partnership for Children, the Centre for Society and Mental Health, Glasgow Calendonian University, University of Nottingham, Liverpool John Moore's University & Roehampton university amongst others.

We were also very pleased to be joined by young artists Ronni Winter, Conor Powell and Selorm R Q A from our partners Fully Focused productions. They were able to produce a visual response to our discussions and have kindly agreed to share their artwork as part of the session's findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://emergingminds.org.uk/webinar-recording-racism-and-mental-health-of-children-and-young-people...