TRIUMPH Network Resources

Priority Areas for Research to Improve Youth Public Mental Health

We have worked with young people, researchers, policymakers and practitioners to identify priority areas for future research into youth mental public health within the three TRIUMPH research themes: Social Connections and Relationships, Schools and Other Education Setting and Key Groups of young people at risk of poor mental health.

Workshop discussion templates

Looking to start a conversation with young people of different stakeholder groups about mental health? Use these templates/facilitator guide from our priority-setting workshops as a starting point.

In July 2019, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, NHS Lanarkshire and NHS Lothian, asked the University of Edinburgh to carry out research with young people aged 16-19 years about sexual consent. They wanted to understand what helps young people to communicate well about sexual consent and about how young people know when a sexual experience is going well and everyone is enjoying themselves. The researchers were helped by four youth advisors and talked to a total of 58 young people in Scotland across different genders and sexualities. This video features two of those youth advisors talking about their experience of being involved in this research. If you would like to read the full research report please contact Jill.Wilson@ggc.scot.nhs.uk

TRIUMPH video series: Youth mental health: it’s everyone’s business

Our new video series will share some of the fantastic research and projects that are going on across the UK to support youth public mental health. We will also hear from young people about the issues and experiences that influence their mental health.

Please check back regularly for new videos.

Find out more from one of our funded projects, Reprezent’s – On the Level, a school radio programme designed to support mental well being.

The STEP study is undertaking research on training in schools designed to enhance mental health support for LGBTQ+ young adults.

Yes yes yes – good sexual communication and mutual consent

This video looks at the process of co-producing research with young people aged 16-19 years about sexual consent. Researchers talked to a total of 58 young people in Scotland across different genders and sexualities. This video features two of those youth advisors talking about their experience of being involved in this research.  Find out more in this podcast. If you would like to read the full research report please contact Jill.Wilson@ggc.scot.nhs. 

Research on suicidal thoughts and attempts in LGBTQ+ young people in Scotland

PhD researcher, Hazel Marzetti, talks about her research on the contributing factors towards suicidal thoughts and attempts of LGBTQ+ young people in Scotland. Contact: Hazel.Marzetti@ed.ac.uk for more information on her work

Getting mental health research funding as an early career researcher

Advice on applying to and securing mental health research funding from researchers from across the UKRI Mental Health Research Networks. These videos were recorded as part of a Cross-network Webinar series in November 2020.

Podcasts

Mental Health and Care-Experienced Children and Young People: A partnership for change

This podcast was recorded by Thomas and Casey, two care-experienced young people who talk openly about the subject of mental health.

How can we work together to prevent suicide?

TRIUMPH Network Co-Investigator Professor Rory O’Connor discusses the circumstances that might cause someone to take their own life, and his work at the Suicidal Behaviour Research Lab to try and predict those who are most at risk.

Research into young people’s mental health in Wales

TRIUMPH Youth Advisory Group member Elina Thomas-Jones interviews Prof Simon Murphy and Prof Steve Collinshaw about their views on young people’s mental health, their role in TRIUMPH and how the new Centre for Adolescent Mental Health in Cardiff will lead new research in this field.

Photo of adult and child with their mental health messages

Public engagement activity: #MentalHealthMessages

We’ve developed an easy activity to encourage conversations between young people and adults about youth mental health. Download this pack with facilitator guide and posters to set up the activity yourself and start sharing your #MentalHealthMessages. We’d love to see your photos, so please tag us if you are sharing via social media: @TRIUMPHnetwork