Young People’s Advisory Groups (YPAGs): how do they work and what impact do they have?

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Lindsay Dewa reports on a recent scoping review of Young People’s Advisory Groups in health research, which finds that the voices of young people are still not being meaningfully included in youth health research.

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Trans pathways: mental health care for transgender and gender diverse young people in Australia

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Talen Wright reviews a recent paper on the Trans Pathways study, which looks at mental health care for transgender and gender diverse young people in Australia.

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A review of patient and public involvement in realist reviews: further clarity needed in reporting of PPI

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In her debut blog, Isabela Troya reviews a review of reviews (get your head around that!), which reported on how patients and the public have been involved in realist reviews and the impact that this involvement has had.

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Lived experience in suicide prevention intervention development: review of a decade’s worth of research

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Eleanor Bailey and Jo Robinson explain that most suicide prevention interventions are developed without the involvement of people who have lived experience of suicide. They go on to make a set of recommendations for how future intervention research in suicide prevention is conducted and reported.

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What do young people think about using technology to detect worsening mental health?

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In her debut blog, Natalie Berry summarises a qualitative study which asks young people about their views on using technology to detect worsening mental health.

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The ‘S’ word: safeguarding and service user experiences in England

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Chenel Walker summarises a recent user-led exploratory study about mental health service user experiences of targeted violence and abuse in the context of adult safeguarding in England.

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#chatsafe: helping young people communicate safely online about suicide

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In her debut blog, Zoë Catchpole summarises a recent qualitative paper about the Australian #chatsafe project, which outlines how young people were involved in the development of an online campaign to support conversations about suicide.

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Mental health scientists stand up to COVID-19

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Alexandra Pitman, Sonia Johnson and Michael Bloomfield respond to the mental health and COVID-19 research priorities set out in a new position paper published in The Lancet Psychiatry on 15th April 2020.

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Will increased medication adherence, even if ‘coproduced’, solve the problem of ethnic inequalities and injustices in BAME communities?

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Diana Rose takes issue with a training programme for mental health professionals that aims to increase medication adherence in BAME Service Users.

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The impact of racism on mental health

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Alison Faulkner considers a recent report on racism and mental health by the Synergi Collaborative Centre, which covers the impact of interpersonal racism, the multidimensional nature of disadvantage, structural disadvantage and mental illness, and pathways to mental health care.

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