Promoting mental resilience in adolescence

We are into our second year of evaluating the public engagement programme that supports the MYRIAD research project which is looking at how schools promote young people’s wellbeing and resilience (i.e. the ability to adapt in the face of difficulties) throughout adolescence. It is a fascinating area of work for anyone who knows a teenager, or indeed was once a teenager.

Among the many aims of the public engagement programme are a desire to improve the awareness and skills of young people as well as providing activities which complement and facilitate the trial in schools. The programme is complex and the approach we have developed needs to reflect the operational challenges of the school environment as well as framing the evaluation in ways which are both relevant for different age groups and reflect the issues that young people are interested in.

For more information, please contact Rich Stephens.