'Youth partnerships in mental health'
Youth participation models to facilitate partnerships between young people and services have
received considerable interest of late. High response rates to such initiatives indicate that
young people want to be involved at the process level and organisations and clinicians are
generally enthusiastic about incorporating such models into existing services. However, the
implementation of youth participation models in the mental health setting can be challenging
and often experience high disengagement rates from young people over time. This research
bulletin presents some of the lessons learnt from recent evaluations of a number of models
implemented across various domains of mental health.