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Posted on January 12th 2017
Understanding Adolescent Mental Health - Partnership with King's
Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich is collaborating with researchers from King’s College London in 2017 on a new research study of mental health among school students in south London. The study is called REACH (which stands for Resilience, Ethnicity, and AdolesCent Mental Health).
What is the purpose of REACH?
We know that most mental health problems begin when young people are still at school. But we need to know more about why, when faced with similar challenges, some young people experience mental health problems and others do not. This is what the REACH study is trying to find out. The hope is that this will give us more knowledge about how to promote better mental health among all young people.
What will REACH involve?
The REACH study will invite all young people in Years 7 to 9 to take part in a short questionnaire about their mental health and life experiences during usual lesson time. All pupils who take part will receive a certificate of participation. There will also be opportunities to take part in further questionnaires and computer tasks.
Taking part is entirely voluntary and the REACH study team will be in touch with more detailed information about this and about what is involved.
We look forward to working with the REACH study. Download the assembly presentation given to our students about the project. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please do contact Mr Everitt or Mr Duffett at HBAED or Craig Morgan from King’s College London at firstname.lastname@example.org .