Pathways to Psychological Resilience for Looked After and Accommodated Children and Young People

Project Details


There is both a need and an opportunity for a research network that can develop and direct key research themes that advance our knowledge of the processes by which young people who are looked after and accommodated (LAAC) have increased vulnerability to mental health problems, and how to most effectively direct prevention and intervention for this population to ensure that statutory and non-statutory interventions are psychologically informed to promote mental health and wellbeing in the short-term, and build resilience for the longer-term.

To build a research network between Edinburgh University, Connect, NHS, Scottish Government, City of Edinburgh Council and 3rd Sector parties from which viable partnerships for student and funded research projects can be developed. This will involve:
1. Developing a key stakeholder group with an ongoing remit to guide and support research activity
2. Holding a stakeholder event to publicise and populate the research network and develop research themes

Layman's description

This funding is to develop a research group made up of academic, clinical, council and third sector people who will help guide research exploring the mental health needs of young people in care.
Effective start/end date1/03/1529/02/16


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