MH:2K Oldham

The final report from MH:2K Oldham – is a pioneering youth-led pilot project which has harnessed the views of young people to shape the support and services available to them. The MH:2K pilot in Oldham was supported by a Wellcome Trust People Award, Oldham Council and Oldham Clinical Commissioning Group.

The project report features the findings gathered from over 600 diverse young people across Oldham by its 20-strong team of ‘Citizen Researchers’. The Citizen Researchers determined the top five challenges facing young people in Oldham on mental health:

The environment and culture of schools

Self-harm

Stigma

Family and relationships

Professional practice

They produced findings and recommendations on these topics, based on information collected at 42 roadshow events, attended by 598 other young people.

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