‘Mental Health: Unveiling the Mask,’ at Alupe University College, Busia, Kenya

On October 11th this year, #mymindourhumanity campaign was in Alupe University College, Busia, Kenya for Mental Health-Unveiling the mask event. The theme for this Year’s WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY was SUICIDE PREVENTION. The event was spearheaded by Damian, a Young Leader representing the Lancet Commission on Global Mental Health in Kenya and Laura Wairimu, a… Read more »

BeGOOD at the International Neuroethics Society 2019

This week saw the annual meeting of the International Neuroethics Society (INS) in Chicago, and researchers from BeGOOD, and the wider NEUROSEC team, were well-represented among those present. As Program Committee co-chair, Professor Ilina Singh welcomed the attendees from across the world, before later discussing some of the results of the Psychosis:EIE project.   Dr… Read more »

Young Leaders Launch Online Music Festival

Today, to mark World Mental Health Day, the ‘My Mind Our Humanity‘ campaign, in collaboration with the Caribbean Congress on Adolescent and Youth Health, are launching an online music festival to promote trust and connection through music. All young people from around the world are invited to participate, by joining the chorus uploading short music… Read more »

Researchers Vanessa Bennett & Eddie Jacobs join BeGOOD

This week, the NEUROSEC team was joined by two new full-time research assistants, both of whom will be contributing to the many projects of BeGOOD. Welcome, Vanessa Bennett and Eddie Jacobs! Following a career in healthcare communications, Vanessa attained an MSc in Psychology from Oxford Brookes University. Since then, she has worked at Oxford Brookes… Read more »

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 »