- Start date: October 2017
- End date: March 2019
- Partners and collaborators: Medical Research Council (MRC), mHabitat, CommonRoom, Thompson Brand Partners.
- Primary investigator: Dr Siobhan Hugh-Jones
This research project is funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and is led by Dr Siobhan Hugh-Jones at the University of Leeds. The project collaborators are: The University of Leeds, mHabitat, CommonRoom and Thompson Brand Partners. Adopting a strong user-design approach, our aim is to develop and pilot test (for feasibility, acceptability and efficacy) a school-based, digitally supported, guided self-help intervention (now called MindMate 2U) for young people.
We are interested in the extent to which evidence-based psychoeducation (spanning knowledge, skills and strategies) is acceptable and useful to young people in helping them to feel more able to be back in control, and de-escalate their mental health difficulties. We will also explore whether generic mental health information and support provided (digitally) to a parent/carer in the young person’s life is important in helping the adult feel better equipped to support the young person. Further information can be found on our website.
Following the study, we are holding a Scientific Meeting in the School of Psychology on 25th March 2019.
'THE DIGITAL SPACE AND YOUNG PEOPLE’S MENTAL HEALTH: EXAMINING THE EVIDENCE, ETHICS AND FUTURE OF E-INTERVENTIONS’
This is a free, one-day, event funded by the Medical Research Council. Please see here for booking information and reservations.