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Engaging services: Understanding barriers and facilitators to engagement with specialist mental health services for young people.

SMYLE: Supporting Mental health services for Young peopLE

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The SMYLE study explores barriers and facilitators to engagement with mental health services for young people in Scotland. In other words, what helps and what gets in the way of young people accessing the mental health support they need. Findings will be turned into recommendations that will inform future service delivery. We are currently looking for young people and parents to be interviewed about their experiences with mental health services.

Date from

15th December 2020

Date to

15th March 2021


Glasgow Caledonian University

The study is conducted by researchers in the department of psychology.



Children and young people
Mental health



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What support is offered?

Our website provides an overview of support services for young people's mental health and sign posts to useful resources on how to look after your mental health.


Every participant will receive a £10 Amazon voucher as a thank you for their time.


All research is carried out online and get be done from home. We don't expect there to be any expenses for study participants.

Can the work be done from home?


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