LGBTQ+ self-management in child and youth mental health

PROJECT STATUS: Ongoing
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START DATE AND DURATION: October 2019
Summary

This study is looking at self-management in children and young people with mental health difficulties from a socially excluded population - those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning (LGBTQ+) - and, from this, develop an intervention. 

Recent evidence shows that one in three who identify as LGBTQ+ will have a mental health disorder (NHS Digital, 2018). This PhD study is underpinned by the Behaviour Change Wheel (Michie et al., 2012), a method for characterising, understanding and designing behaviour change interventions.

IMPACTS

Project lead Rosa Town presented her research at the 2021 Barts and Queen Mary Science Festival, which focused on engaging research with older secondary school pupils.

Rosa's poster 'LGBTQ+ young people’s experiences and perceptions of self-managing their mental health' was sent to participating schools to start interesting and engaging discussions around the issues that may affect older school students and their peers.

You can view Rosa's poster here

Partners & Collaborators

UCL

Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families

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