Young Minds Matter: towards better evidence

Today we launched a special series of blogs on children and young people’s mental health in partnership with Cochrane UK

Throughout February we will be exploring ideas, initiatives and approaches to supporting children and young people’s mental health through a series of Evidently Cochrane guest blogs. We will look at how we, along with key partners, engage and include young people in our work and help them contribute to developing our evidence as well as supporting them to use it.

In the first blog our joint Co-ordinating Editors, Associate Professor Sarah Hetrick and Professor Rachel Churchill, introduce our Children and Young People satellite that is taking up the challenge of ensuring that good quality, meaningful evidence is available to support decision making, and give a taste of what to expect from the blog series.

Read the first blog in our special series.

The series launch coincides with #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek (3rd-9th February). Investment in child and youth mental health is essential to prevent the adverse sequelae of child and youth-onset mental health problems and ensure relevant, meaningful and high-quality evidence to support decision-making by individuals making choices about their own health and wellbeing, as well as those making decisions about investments in services.

Throughout the series we really want to hear what you have to say, so please follow our #YoungMindsMatter series and join the conversation on Twitter with @Cochrane_CCMD @CochraneUK @SarahShetrick and @ChurchillRachel.