How young people seek help for mental health problems? SP0001

Are you aged 14-18 and want to provide feedback on how you or your friends access mental health services? Researchers at The University of Western Australia School of Population Health are looking for up to 5 young people to provide advice on their project.

Applications close:16th September 2016

About the project

This project looks how young people aged 14-18 seek help for mental health problems they may be having.  If young people are not seeking help when they need it, why not?

The project will involve getting information from three different groups of people:

  • Mental health practioners and services
  • Young people who have already had experience within a mental health service
  • Young people who want to get help but haven't yet accessed a service

By talking to these three groups of people we hope to find out what causes young people to seek help, how they access mental health services and what stops them from seeking help.

About the position

There are up to 5 vacancies for people aged 14-18 years old to join a Reference Group. Researchers are looking for people who:

  • have either had experience of using mental health services or have friends or family who have used services
  • may have considered using a mental health service
  • are able to provide input in small groups

The Reference Group will provide input into:

  • questions asked of young people
  • how young people are found to take part in the study
  • how practical the study is for young people to be part of
  • sharing the project results with young people at the end of the study

What is the time commitment

You will be asked to attend 2 meetings a year for 2-3 years at the School of Population Health, University of Western Australia

What support is offered?  

$30 per meeting attended, training and mentoring are also offered by the Consumer and Community Health Research Network

Closing date for applications: 16th September