Take part in research into mental health stigma for young people

Posted by See Me, 3 May 2022

A new PhD research project from Glasgow Caledonian University exploring the impact on mental health stigma on young people is looking for participants.

The project, titled ‘Assessing Young People's Experience of Stigma in Relation to Their Poor Mental Health’, looks to delve into how young people with poor mental health are treated.

The study, which is being carried out in conjunction with our managing partners at the Mental Health Foundation and with the support of See Me volunteers, is looking for young people, aged 12 to 17, who identify as struggling with their mental health to participate in online interviews.

This research uses a participatory research approach and involves several young people as co-researchers throughout the project, including See Me youth champions.

If you would like to share your experiences and have your voice heard, or you know a young person who would be interested, then this research could be the perfect opportunity.

Taking part in the research is completely voluntary. Participants will receive information beforehand on what to expect, and those who choose to take part will receive a £15 Amazon voucher for their time.

The principles of youth work have been applied throughout this project design, to ensure that the research is designed and conducted in a way that respects and uplifts the voices of young people. The results of the research will help to inform how we understand and work towards tackling stigma in relation to poor mental health for young people.

If you would like to get involved, or you’d like to find out more information, please contact lead researcher Rebecca Johnson via email (rebecca.johnson@gcu.ac.uk) or on Twitter, @Researching_Reb.