TRIUMPH Network Resources

Why we need to talk about ‘jargon’ in mental health research

Based on an activity at the TRIUMPH Fest 2022, this briefing paper discusses the importance of language and terminology when speaking about mental health. 

What does a mentally healthy society look like for young people?

In October 2022 the TRIUMPH Network hosted a workshop with 60 young people aged 12–25 from across the UK and asked them the question “What does a mentally health society look like for young people?”. Young people worked in groups and were asked to envisage this society with questions like what would it look like, how would it make them feel, and what would it enable them to do?  Through the discussions young people identified five priority areas that would have the biggest positive impact on their mental health; these priorities are presented in this report.

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.

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

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.