Research Hub – Introduction to research – Short description
Why is research into youth mental health essential?
Youth mental health research is essential for good health, and to ensure happy, functioning young people is a moral obligation for society. It is because of research that we now understand much more about how and why poor mental health can start in childhood and why it results in many young people later facing mental health difficulties during childhood and later in life.
How does research in schools benefit students?
School is a place for cognitive development (Alibaba & Nathan, 2010) and research in schools is critical to understanding how schools facilitate psychological development, and positive mental health. Research benefits students as it is a way to explore topics they are interested in or that effect them, research then allows them to be involved in changes.
How does research benefit teachers?
Research can can help you understand any particular problems that might be arising in your classroom, and help suggest things that could help. Ultimately, by taking part in youth mental health research school staff can help us learn how to bridge the gap between referrals and support from CAHMS, and support students in the environments they are in every day.