HYPE Youth Advisory Panel Information sheet

Thank you to all who applied. The applications are now closed. Please check back in summer 2020 for more opportunities to contribute to the HYPE Youth Advisory Panel.

What is The HYPE Project?

HYPE stands for Improving the Health of Young PeoplE. We invite young people to complete an online survey that looks at how biology, psychology and social environments affect health and wellbeing.  For example, we ask questions about age, gender, ethnicity, work, school and neighbourhood experiences, health behaviours and wellbeing and health service use. We provide HYPE Project users with free online and community-based self-help resources and activities. We invite young people to give us feedback on our website by completing an evaluation survey. Finally, we encourage young people to get involved in our health-related podcast.

What is the purpose of the HYPE Youth Advisory Panel?

We hope to form a group of young people aged 16-21 years to work alongside the HYPE project researchers to help us improve and develop the HYPE project.

What happens at meetings?

Meetings are informal. We will have open discussions, ask you for your opinions, feedback and ideas on our materials, survey content and our website. We would like you to share knowledge, awareness and experience from your local community with the group. Provide advice on ways to improve the quality of The HYPE Project. Give us your views on our campaigns and our social media usage. Advise us on the best ways our project can reach young people. We will also support you to develop your skill set, e.g. CV writing and public speaking. We will also let you know how your feedback made a difference to what we did.

Why should I join?

  • You will be shaping research on young people’s health and well-being.
  • It is an opportunity to influence online resources available to young people.
  • Develop CV and personal statement writing skills.
  • It will look good on your CV.
  • Gaining experience in co-producing health-related podcasts.
  • A chance to work alongside peers with similar interests.
  • An opportunity to work alongside researchers from King’s College London.

Who can join?

Any young person, aged 16-21 years living in the UK.

How much time will I have to give?

You would be expected to contribute to 2-3 meetings which will either be face-to-face or online via email, Skype or Zoom. If you cannot attend meetings in person, we will have meetings online later in the year.

Do I need any specific experience?

No, you don’t need any specific experience to join. We just ask that you are friendly, interested, and willing to voice your thoughts.

How long will face to face meetings last?

Meeting will last 4 hours (including the lunch break).

Where will meetings be held?

Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London IoPPN, Main Building16 De Crespigny Park,London SE5 8AF.

Map & Directions: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/visit/denmark-hill-campus

Will I be paid?

No, your participation is voluntary, but we do contribute to transport costs.

Will my transport costs be covered?

We will contribute toward transport costs of up to £20. Receipts of your journey are required.


Will lunch be included?

Yes, lunch will be provided at face to face meetings.

When will the first meeting be held?

The proposed dates for the first HYPE Youth Advisory Panel are the 19th, 20th or 22nd of February 2020. Successful applicants will be asked to select from one of the three above dates which suits them best.

Application deadline and outcome dates

Applications are open until 29th of  January 2020 at 5 pm. You will receive an outcome by 5th of  February 2020 by email or phone call.

Any further questions?

Please contact us at hype@kcl.ac.uk