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#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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »