The NeurOx Young Person’s Advisory Group (YPAG) has been running since 2015. Currently it is a group of about 26 young people (between 15 and 19 years old) who work with the Neuroscience, Ethics and Society (NEUROSEC) team in the Department of Psychiatry to help develop methods for working with young people to better understand their views in mental health research and interventions.
NeurOX YPAG 2021 virtual work experience week
A group of 10 of our young co-researchers met on-line during 26 – 30 July 2021. During the week, we focussed on building skills, knowledge and co-producing research with the group, and some socialising! A number of external collaborators from the NSPCC and BoingBoing were involved in making the week a success – we are appreciative of all their support and contributions to the programme. Read more about who was involved, what the young researchers worked on, how we did it and most important what they felt about their experience!
I learned to not be as afraid to give my view on things, and it was nice for my contributions to have an effect on the overall result…”
The work experience week was a really rewarding process that allowed me to express my opinions on projects that are crucial to the future. We welcomed guest speakers from various organisations who introduced us to their work; we presented our ideas and received feedback from each speaker. Meeting the founder of the YPAG was one of the most interesting parts because we got to listen to why and how the group was started in the first place. I now have a better understanding of the thought-process behind co-production, as well as the way in which it’s carried out.”
The work experience was a wonderful way to get involved with other youth after a year of disconnect…”
If you would like further information please contact: email@example.com or find out more about some of our previous projects below:
► Podcast series: Digitally connecting young people through research
► Young people’s perspectives on digital involvement in research
- Collaborative YPAG: between University of Oxford, The McPin Foundation and Imperial College on the Covid Peer Support Project