Top-tips for involving young people in research and other brilliant resources @GenrYPAGs

Is it me or is 2016 ‘full-on’ or what? It is as if someone has put something in our water supply. It’s nearly February already.

My good colleagues in public involvement are hitting the sort of productivity levels last seen in a Japanese car factory in the 1990s. Yesterday I blogged about two new ‘manuals’ from Parkinson’s UK and EUPATI. Today it’s the turn of young people.

INVOLVE – which is going through some considerable changes right now – still manages to push out the best of the best. It has launched two new resources here. ‘A top tips for involving children and young people in research – as rated by young people themselves.’ And a longer document looking at key issues and providing links to other resources.

I’m also chuffed to be a co-author on this article that appeared in the BMJ Open ‘Education and Practice’ this week.  This also has top-tips in it!

I notice that the highly underrated Patient Information Forum have also this week produced a free, new downloadable guide to producing health information for (and with I hope!?) children and young people. You can find it here.

Finally a shout out for this meeting taking place in Brixton for young people interested in mental health research.  The event is being organised by the Service User Research Enterprise (SURE) for the afternoon of Saturday 13th February and it looks brilliant.  Poster below – just to cheer up my site.

Young people, your time has come!





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