Triumph for Mental Health

Help TRIUMPH set our research agenda!

Blog by Christina McMellon.

On Tuesday 12th November, the TRIUMPH network held our first Agenda Setting Day, hosted by DECIPHer in Cardiff, which saw 60 people come together to discuss current priorities for adolescent mental health. Over the next couple of months we will be holding Agenda Setting Days in each of the four nations of the UK. The aim of these events is to bring young people, practitioners, policy makers and academics together to discuss young people’s mental health and identify research priorities that will inform TRIUMPH’s research agenda and funding call.

The day saw lively discussion on existing research and practice related to youth public mental health on each of the three key TRIUMPH themes:

  • Schools and other educational settings
  • Social connections and relationships
  • Key groups of young people (in particular LGBTQ+ young people and young people with experience of being in care)
We also had presentations from Kirsty Williams (Welsh Minister for Education), Prof Simon Murphy from DECIPHER, members of TRIUMPH’S Youth Advisory Group and representatives from the new Wolfson Centre for Young People’s Mental Health that will be located at Cardiff University.
Despite a chilly venue the atmosphere at the event was warm, as we learned about each other’s work, generated new ideas about young people’s mental health and built new connections to move forward.
We’ll be announcing our seed funding call to support research in young people’s public mental health in spring 2020, and we are keen that as many people as possible get to contribute their views to help us develop our priorities. This could also benefit your organisation – if we don’t know your priorities our funding is less likely to align with your needs!
There are two ways that you can tell us your views.
  1. You can participate in a short (5 question) survey here
  2. You can answer the single question below on social media (FacebookInstagram or Twitter) but please make sure you include #TriumphForMentalHealth
Triumph for Mental Health

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