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Children and young people account for over 20% of the UK population, over 10% of healthcare spending but only around 5% of health research funding. Increasing participation of children and young people in research could lead to more effective and evidence-based interventions to address challenges such as young people’s mental health and growing health inequalities.

The Association for Young People’s Health (AYPH) has been working with Imperial College London to explore the barriers to public health research with children and young people. Feedback from this project, combined with previous AYPH research which highlighted gaps in ethical practice in engagement with young people, have shaped the content of this course. It will aim to build confidence about how to develop involve young people in shaping your research.

We will look at issues such as:

  • understanding values and motivation
  • ethical practice
  • recruitment and building partnerships
  • language and inclusive practice

This course is co-designed and delivered with young trainers and provides a space to explore the issues from a practical and young person centred perspective.

This training course will run from 10am – 4pm and is free for Imperial College London researchers and those working in North West London on health research. This training is supported by NHS Research Engagement Network and delivered as part of the REN 3 programme in NW London.

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