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Institute of Population Health Sciences (IPHS)

Youth Resilience Research Unit

The Youth Resilience Research Unit is funded by Barts Charity and commenced its work on 1st March 2021.

The Youth Resilience Research Unit (YRRU) is funded by Barts Charity and commenced its work on 1st March 2021. An official launch event has been delayed by COVID-19, but is being planned for Spring 2022.

The overall aim of the YRRU is to study how young people (flexible age boundaries) use resources in the community to overcome mental distress. It will work closely with, but be separate from, the Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry.

The YRRU will launch with a study of a large cohort of young people with mental distress, fully funded by Barts Charity. Current plans are that the YRRU will be based at the Newham Centre for Mental Health (London, UK). It will seek collaboration both with the mental health services and organisations for young people in the community outside health services. 

You can follow the activities of the YRRU on Twitter (@QMULResilience).

For more information about the YRRU, please contact:

Professor Jennifer Lau (Co-Director) at j.lau@qmul.ac.uk

Professor Dennis Ougrin (Co-Director) at d.ougrin@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Caitlin Aspinall (Research Programme Manager) at c.aspinall@qmul.ac.uk