Information for children, young people and families

Thank you for your interest in the Blueprint project. We want young people and families to be involved in our study to ensure that our work can help to improve mental health services.

We want to find out about the services available to children and young people in England and Wales who have mental health problems that do not require admission to hospital. 

During the next three years we want to find out:

  • What services exist;
  • What the services do;
  • How children and young people and families find out about and use these services;
  • What children, young people and families think about these services.

Our Advisory Group includes young people and parents.

We also have co-researchers who are young adults with lived experience working on the project who are helping us collect information about services and service user experiences. You can read more about the Blueprint Co-Researchers here.


How can I get involved?

  • In this short video, some of our Co-Researchers explain what the Blueprint study is about and how you can share your experiences of accessing (or trying to access) support at one of our case study sites in England or Wales
  • If you are a parent or carer of a young person in England or Wales who has had contact with one of our case study sites you can read more information here

Blueprint Project Research Associate (University of Manchester)

Name: Claire Fraser


Telephone: +44 (0)161 306 7882 or 07879 038149


Blueprint Project Research Associate (Cardiff University)

Name: Rhiannon Lane


Telephone: 07879 111344