UBC launches a Youth and Family Research Advisory Board


Your grant applications and research ideas are needed!

Are you searching for youth or families with lived experience to collaborate on your mental health research?

We are excited to share information about the Strategic Mental Health Research Youth and Family Research Advisory Panel, a new UBC initiative, whose goals strongly align with our commitment to patient and public engagement.

Patient-oriented research can significantly improve outcomes and knowledge translation. Co-creation and authentic collaboration align with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research and can potentially lead to greater success with grant approvals.

The Youth and Family Research Advisory Panels bring a diverse and extensive knowledge-base and lived experiences that benefit collaborative partnerships with researchers. Family and youth leads facilitate a relationship between panel members and researchers based on mutual respect, inclusivity, empowerment and reciprocity.

As a research community, we need to create opportunities for youth and family engagement in research and healthcare service delivery. If you have an opportunity for collaboration, please connect with Skye Barbic, Principal Investigator, or Erin Klein, Project Manager.