There is growing evidence that health research on issues affecting young people is better when young people are engaged across all research phases, from the setting of the research agenda, through to the development of good policy and service design.
Professor Philippa Collin and a team including Mia Cox, Maia Giordano, and members of the WH&Y Commission have developed a suite of resources to support researchers in their collaborations with young people.
The resources cover challenges including recruitment, safeguarding and reporting, and guide researchers towards best practice when working in areas such as chronic illness, intersectionality and LGBTQIA+ communities. The advice is simple and practical, and will help researchers engage with young people in ways that are respectful, meaningful and inclusive, at every stage of their research.
The full set of resources, including checklists, templates, case studies and tips, is available now.