From time to time Generation Next partners with other organisations to undertake collaborative research projects related to issues affecting the mental health of young people that might contribute to the development of mental illness or have a negative impact on their wellbeing.
Generation Next is currently working with Macquarie University’s Faculty of Human Sciences as part of its Professional and Community Engagement (PACE) Program. As part of this Program, Generation Next is hosting 6 undergraduate Psychology students to undertake an independent quantitative and qualitative research project on evaluating the long-term impact of one-day seminars on the professional practice of frontline professionals in the education, community and health sectors who work with young people. The research project also aims to shed light on the key current and emerging issues in youth mental health to identify gaps in knowledge in relation to the prevention of mental illness in young people.
National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre (NCPIC)
Generation Next collaborated with the National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre (NCPIC) to better understand how best to modify education programs to more effectively reduce cannabis consumption by young people, in particular adolescents. The survey developed also explored school staff perceptions and experiences in addressing student cannabis use, which has formed the basis of further research and the development of improved resources and scholarly publications, including on the perceived role legitimacy and role importance of school staff in addressing student cannabis use.
Interested in Partnering with Us?
At Generation Next, we are always on the lookout for new ideas and approaches to tackle mental illness in young people. We’re also genuinely interested in hearing from you to make our work as relevant, accessible and targeted as possible for the benefit of young people. If you are interested in undertaking research in the area of youth mental health and want to share an idea and collaborate, please get in touch!