Abstract: Aim: To explore the experiences, barriers and enablers to partnering with young people for mental health research.
Methods: Semi-structured, qualitative interviews were conducted with 19 researchers employed at a youth mental health research institute in Australia.
Results: The way the researchers thought about youth participation depended on how confident and competent they felt about engaging with young people. Their attitudes and beliefs about the impact of youth participation on research depended on whether they felt anxious or excited about it. Whether researchers engaged in youth participation was affected by the resources, culture and structures that their organisation had in place.
Conclusion: Researchers generally want to engage young people in their work, but need help with the challenges, and encouragement and support from others already doing it.
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Categories: journal article researchers children and young people staff in research organisations training and supporting researchers
Date Entered: 2018/11/23
Date Edited: 2018/11/23