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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 »

Women in Science, Health and Innovation: Leadership Looking To The Future

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Professor Ilina Singh is joining Vancouver Consulates and Neuroethics Canada to discuss the future of women’s leadership in science, health, and innovation. Gender equality in science, health and innovation remains a vital issue of international importance and the event on 7 March will bring together women who are national… Read more »

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 »