Laura Epton's Content

#MyMindOurHumanity in Kenya: The future is young

In June, 257 young people, many university students, came to an event to launch the Lancet Commission on Global Mental and Sustainable Development and #mymindourhumanity campaign in Kenya. Damian Juma and Joy Muhia – young leaders representing the commission in Kenya – organised the event in collaboration with the Medical Psychologists Association of Kenya, Growth… Read more »

This week, Shalom Mammen joins the team at the BeGOOD Citizens EIE project for a summer placement. Welcome Shalom! Shalom is a fourth/final year undergraduate student studying Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh. He has focused his efforts in serving the homeless population and is learning that mental health is an epicentre in different at-risk… Read more »

The NeurOx young people’s advisory group model

Dr Gabriela Pavarini, Jessica Lorimer, Arianna Manzini, Ed Goundrey-Smith and Professor Ilina Singh published a new research paper  ‘Co‐producing research with youth: The NeurOx young people’s advisory group model’ to share learning and best practice from BeGOOD Citizens EIE work with its young people’s advisory groups.  You can read the full paper using this link. In this… Read more »

Young Minds Matter: Festival of Neuroscience

This week Dr. Gabriela Pavarini participated in the the Festival of Neuroscience in Dublin organised by the British Neuroscience Association to celebrate and share the latest thinking in neuroscience today. Gabi co-chaired a symposium on mental health problems in children and adolescents and took part in a public event on supporting young people’s mental health.… Read more »

Representing My Mind Our Humanity in Portugal

On 24 January 2019 Claudia represented the young leaders group of the Lancet Commission on Global Mental Health at the launch event of its Report in Lisbon, Portugal. She shares her experience below.    “It was a truly amazing experience. I met people from all walks of life and found that we all have one… Read more »

Seeking an evaluation consultant

BeGOOD is seeking a short proposal from an evaluation consultant for the evaluation of the BeGOOD Enrichment Project, funded by the Wellcome Trust. In partnership with a games development company and youth marketing/insight company, BeGOOD is designing and creating a digital game to engage and educate young people in bioethics of early intervention in mental… Read more »