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Launch of the Lancet Commission Report on Global Mental Health in Portugal

In Portugal today, the Lancet Commission launched its report on Global Mental Health and Sustainable Development for Portuguese speaking countries. Claudia, one of the youth leaders from the My Mind our Humanity campaign supported by BeGOOD EIE, spoke at the event about the implications for young people. The panel included editor of the Lancet Commission, Shekhar Saxena,… Read more »

Involving young people: an interview with Clara

Clara, a member of our young people’s advisory group (YPAG), took part in work experience in the summer 2018 to gain a greater insight into bioethics research. Clara attends a local school and is studying towards the European Baccalaureate. During the week Clara presented at the University of Oxford’s public engagement conference about the work… Read more »

BeGOOD at the World Congress of Bioethics

Members of the BeGOOD Citizen’s Early Intervention Ethics study attended the 14th World Congress in Bioethics in early December. We are able to share an edited version of Ilina’s presentation on the bioethics of digital tools, discussing whether or not algorithms can care and how digital tools can be created to reflect the ethics and… Read more »

Advances in autism genomics: Investigating young people’s moral attitudes

As part of my doctoral research, I have spent the past few months visiting schools in Oxfordshire, London, and Birmingham. During these visits I conducted focus groups with students to investigate their moral attitudes towards advances in autism genomics. But why does discussing this complex scientific topic with young people matter? Autism genomics: The state… Read more »

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 »