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MQ's Young People's Advisory Group

Our Young People’s Advisory Group (YPAG) has been set up to ensure that young people remain at the heart of MQ's work. Its purpose is to make sure we capture the concerns, hopes and attitudes of young people as we build our research and campaigning activity - in particular with our Young People's Research Programme.

We will be seeking young people’s insight into all relevant areas of our work, so that we can most-effectively serve the interests of young people. ‘'Don’t talk about us, without us’ is the guiding principle for the YPAG and a key aspect of the our project.

We are in the process of developing policies that will be implemented in the program and building relationships with organisations within the community that work with and for young people.

Following this, we will be recruiting 14 young people aged 16-25 across the UK to the YPAG. We will be looking for young people who have experienced mental health conditions themselves or have loved ones who have experienced poor mental health to take part. The group will meet four times a year in order to inform and share their perspectives on current research initiatives.

Researchers benefit from working with the group through further developing their understanding of issues for this age group and wider research dissemination. In return, YPAG participants gain valuable skills that will benefit their CVs and more importantly play a role involved in issues affecting their own and their peers' lives. 

For more information about MQ's YPAG please email us.

Last updated: 16 December 2016

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