Improving access to early help for adolescent depression symptoms in adolescents from minority backgrounds

Project Code

MRCNMH24Ba Loades

Research Theme

Neuroscience and Mental Health

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Many adolescents feel unable to ask for help when they first experience depression symptoms. Linked to an NIHR-funded programme to improve access to help for adolescent depression, the PhD focuses on adolescents from minority backgrounds and comprises (1) interviewing them to discover where they look for help (2) conducting co-design workshops to build messages to use to let them know about early help options, and (3) Test these messages in a funded trial.

Lead Supervisor

Dr Maria Loades

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