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 »

eNurture: mental health in a digital world

This September UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) launched eight new Mental Health Networks to bring together researchers, people with experience of mental health problems, charities, health practitioners and others to promote positive mental health. Ilina Singh is part of the advisory board supporting the eNurture Network: Promoting Mental Health for Young People in a Digital… Read more »

2018 Placement Student Begins Work

Please join us in welcoming Holly Tyroll to the BeGOOD EIE team for a three week placement! If you are interested in learning more about our placement programme from previous years,  click here. Holly Tyroll Holly Tyroll is currently studying undergraduate Neuroscience at Cardiff University.  Her interest in Neuroscience arose following a Young Doctors’ Summer… Read more »

A new work experience team joins BeGOOD

This week we welcome a new work experience team to the BeGood Citizens project. They share their experience so far… This week we are working in a small team to create a short video advertisement promoting a (fake) company that offers predictive tests for mental health. To improve our video editing and animation skills, we… Read more »

Involving young people in research through work experience

Having said goodbye and thank you to Clara a couple of weeks ago, BeGOOD Citizens EIE welcomes Milagros to her work experience placement with NEUROSEC.  During her first week, Millie will collaborate with researchers to design materials for one of our studies, code some data, recruit participants and plan for a mental health campaign we’re… Read more »

Sharing our experiences of co-design #iCANSummit2018

This week YPAG members Oliver Tailby and Saskia Oosterveld join Jessica Lorimer (the Research Assistant for BeGOOD: Citizens) for the annual iCAN Research and Advocacy Summit. iCAN’s fourth annual summit is taking place July 9-13, 2018 in Edinburgh, with approximately 200 attendees. This includes youth advisers and families, industry professionals and scientific leaders from countries… Read more »