Call for research proposals: Drivers of the increase in poor mental health for young people

Apr 29, 2024


Youth Futures Foundation is committed to understanding the challenges faced by young people in England. A concerning trend is the rise in poor mental health among this age group. To address this, Youth Futures is launching a research project to investigate the root causes of this issue.

Youth Futures Foundation plans to commission a research project investigating the drivers of the increase in poor mental health for young people in England. The work will involve data analysis, a comprehensive review of the evidence, and the creation of research design options to fill evidence gaps.

This work will enable Youth Futures to provide independent information to decision makers (including politicians) on the existing knowledge concerning the drivers ahead of and following the upcoming general election (anticipated Autumn 2024). The work will also support Youth Futures portfolio of policies and current and future research and evaluation on young people affected by poor mental health.

Project Timeline and Budget

  • Commissioning by early June 2024.
  • Project start: July 2024.
  • Completion by May 2025.
  • Key interim outputs due in September 2024, October 2024, and March 2025.
  • Maximum budget: £150,000.

Do you have the expertise to lead this vital research project? Please submit your proposal to [email protected] by 12 noon on May 28th 2024.

Full details on the project and information on submitting a proposal can be found here.

The deadline for submission of questions was 10th May. A live Q&A session was hosted online on 9th May. A list of all Q&As can be found here.

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