Invitation for poster presentation to all early career researchers

The Mental Health Foundation is delighted to invite submissions for the early career researcher poster exhibition that is taking place at the next eMEN Conference in London on 24 January 2019.  The deadline for submissions is Friday 30 November 2018.

eMEN 

The main aims of the e-mental health innovation and transnational implementation platform North West Europe (eMEN) are gathering and exchanging knowledge on e-mental health, raising awareness, influencing attitudes, changing behaviour, and maintaining behaviour changes (please see the eMEN website for more information).  

Theme for this poster presentation: Digital mental health (prevention) 

The London Conference on Thursday 24 January 2019 will be focusing on prevention with digital technologies: expanding the possibilities for better mental health. The topic of your research must fit with this theme. Ten researchers will be invited to join the conference to present their research on a poster, which will be displayed during the morning and lunch breaks.

Presenting your research gives you, as an academic researcher, the opportunity to share your work with a broad network of academic and policy professionals and practitioners. In addition to this great opportunity, you'll have the chance to win the Janice Sinson Award.  

Janice Sinson Award 

The most promising research piece will win the Janice Sinson Award, presented in memory of Dr Janice Sinson, which is presented each year by the Mental Health Foundation for key research contributions to the evidence base in mental health research by postgraduate researchers. The prize includes a small award ceremony and a sum of £500 for the selected winner. 

Eligibility criteria

  • The research needs to have been carried out by a postgraduate student within the UK. Submissions are invited from current full-time or part-time registered postgraduate students or those who have graduated in the past 12 months. 
  • The topic of research is in e-mental health, including product development, product testing, research evaluations, public mental health, children and older people’s mental health, severe mental health problems and the mental health of people with learning disabilities. The Mental Health Foundation would particularly welcome research that adds to our knowledge about what works to prevent mental health problems. 
  • Research involving field work would be preferred, although a strong desktop-based project will also be considered. 
  • The submission may be co-authored, but the submission must include a statement that confirms the research to be the student’s own research and that the paper represents their own writing. 
  • The panel would consider a dissertation, paper or report, a poster presentation or conference paper, or publication of a peer-reviewed article. 

Assessment criteria

  • Involvement of people with lived experience of mental health problems, carers or public as appropriate. 
  • The research is either already published or going to be published (under review) in a peer-reviewed journal. Submissions of papers in non-peer reviewed journals may also be considered. 
  • Innovative approach to research and/or people with lived experience of mental health problems. 
  • Good teamwork with colleagues and/or collaboration with an external research institution. 
  • Analysis of policy and practice (i.e. contribution of the research to policy and practice or demonstration of context within which the research takes place). 
  • Strong piece of research that significantly contributes to our understanding of e-mental health and prevention. 
  • Potential for impact of the study on policy or service development. 

How to apply

1. Download and complete the application form.  

2. Attach a statement of research ownership, if the paper is co-authored. 

3. Attach a copy of your CV. 

4. Attach a version of the submitted paper in PDF format. 

5. Email your application to Dorien Eising at deising@mentalhealth.org.uk

It is important that all instructions in the submissions process are followed carefully. 

Deadline: Friday 30th November 2018.  Submissions received after this date will not be considered. 

If you need more information please email Dorien Eising deising@mentalhealth.org.uk