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Lancet Commission launch in Nigeria

The Nigerian Launch of the Lancet Commission ‘Strategies to revitalise mental health service in Nigeria’ took place in November this year. The Federal Ministry of Health (FMHO) organised the launch event, which was sponsored by World Health Organistaion and CBM based at Ibadan University. The Lancet panel included Dr. Julian Eaton and Chinwendu Ukachukwu, youth… Read more »

Involving young people at the World Congress of Bioethics

Today as part of the pre-conference event for the 14th World Congress of Bioethics in India, Gabriela Pavarini, Arianna Manzini and Jessica Lorimer with Pattie Gonsalves (Project Director, Sangath) ran a workshop to ask young people about whether a phone can make you happier. Increasingly young people are able to use digital technology, like Woebot, Wysa, Your… Read more »

Can your phone make you happier?

Can your phone make you happier? BeGOOD, in partnership with Sangath and My Mind Our Humanity, is holding a public engagement workshop in Bangalore, India on 4th December 2018 for young people aged 18 to 24 years. In the workshop, participants will try out innovative mental health digital tools and discuss their views of digital platforms providing mental health support to young people. Please apply for a place in the workshop using the online registration form.

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Ethics of Genetic Testing: Would you like to find out your risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease?

Earlier this year Jessica and Gabi in BeGOOD’s blog ‘Should young people get genetic testing?’ examined the positive and negative implications of young people opting to undertake a genetic test. Here Lamis Hamdi looks at the NEUROSEC research that she’s been part of to investigate the ethics of predictive genetic testing in Alzheimer’s Disease and the values,… Read more »

A Youth Leader’s vision of a brighter world

   Ashley, a Youth Leader for the Lancet Commission on Global Mental Health, shares her views on mental health and experience of being part of the ‘My Mind Our Humanity‘ young people’s campaign, created with support from the BeGOOD Citizens EIE study to advocate for young people’s values, preferences and experiences to be integrated in… Read more »

BeGOOD’s journey to the Global Mental Health Summit

Back in 2000, I was finishing up my PhD and wondering what to do next. Not unusually, I was a bit panicked. Would I get a job? Would I get funding? How should I follow up my PhD research? Actually that last question was easy: for my PhD I had investigated the social and moral… Read more »

BeGOOD Young People’s campaign participate in Global Mental Health Summit

On World Mental Health Day, the BeGOOD Citizens study has brought young people’s voices to the first international summit on Global Mental for the official launch of the Lancet Report of the Commission on Global Mental Health. Professor Ilina Singh, NEUROSEC Principal Investigator, is a Report Commissioner. BeGOOD facilitated the development of a network of global… Read more »

My Mind Our Humanity – join the campaign!

This week saw the start of a global mental health campaign ‘My Mind Our Humanity’ led by young people for the Lancet Global Mental Health Commission. BeGOOD Citizen’s is working with a global network of young leaders to raise awareness internationally of mental health and encourage young people to share what they want to see… Read more »

eNurture: mental health in a digital world

This September UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) launched eight new Mental Health Networks to bring together researchers, people with experience of mental health problems, charities, health practitioners and others to promote positive mental health. Ilina Singh is part of the advisory board supporting the eNurture Network: Promoting Mental Health for Young People in a Digital… Read more »

Neuro-discourse: Neuro-enthusiasm or neuro-scepticism? Neuro-ethics (?)

The critical literature on early childhood has grown in recent years. So much so, that in the UK, Routledge (an academic publisher) has an entire series entitled “Contesting Early Childhood”. One of the latest titles in the series is Constructions of Neuroscience in Early Childhood Education, which follows other titles such as Alternative Narratives in Early Childhood,… Read more »