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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »