Research bulletins

Research bulletins

'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.