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The Nurture Network will identify, research, fund and deliver a range of innovative activities urgently needed to promote children and young people’s mental health in a digital world.
The network will engage with our partners’ organisations, academic and youth-led communities to understand and identify new avenues and topics of enquiry. Outputs from these engagements will guide future network activities.
Youth and Community Engagement
The engagement programme will explore mental health issues related to the digital world with community groups, youth organisations, teachers and parents to ensure their voices inform the Open Commissioning process. This includes the creation of a Youth Panel that will contribute to the commissioning and assessment of project proposals.
Explore: Seed funding will be offered to network partners, communities and academics to run Open Events to explore topics in depth and identify which modes of collaborative work and research are optimal to foster new knowledge.
These might include workshops, sandpits and seminar events. These will include children and young people, and the outcomes will be used to guide the Open Commissioning programme.
Network members that apply for funding will be invited to events designed to help finalise applications. These events will provide feedback and opportunities to revise applications to ensure applications are well aligned to eNurture objectives.
The Nurture Network will run an Open Commissioning programme to fund short and longer-term research collaborations between partners and academic communities that directly respond to the issues and questions identified through the network’s engagement activities.
Small (£2k-£10k), medium (£10k-£25k) and larger funds (up to £45k) will support short-term research, feasibility and pilot studies or longer research collaborations between network partners and members, early research career researches (ECRs) and academics that directly respond to the challenges identified by network’s partners. These may include follow-on funding to scale pilot projects, the design of ‘proof of concept’, and other more substantial projects emerging from this network with the potential to generate future research opportunities. Multidisciplinary collaborations between partners and ECRs are encouraged and support will be available during the project proposal planning stage.
Outputs, events and commissions will be shared internally and also disseminated widely. The network will commission policy papers drawing from all activities to provide targeted guidance valuable for policy making and practice.