YoungSpace is a group of researchers from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN). We are committed to improving the life quality of young people struggling with mental health issues through high-quality research.


We have created this site to increase awareness of mental health issues and wellbeing in young people, share important scientific findings and invite you to participate in our research projects...


Youth mental health: no time to waste

Mental health issues are a growing challenge for young people in today’s complex societies. About 1 in 6 people aged 10-19 are affected.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) states that half of all cases of mental health problems start before age 14.

We are convinced that high-quality scientific research can improve the wellbeing and life quality of people with mental disorders. Our research covers a wide range of themes, including:


Get involved

Jonny Benjamin — mental health campaigner, author and vlogger — talks about the importance of mental health research.

Help us make a difference by joining one of our research projects!


What is YoungSpace?

Dom Oliver is part of our team of researchers. Listen to him talk about our work at YoungSpace.


Why is research important?

In this clip, Dom Oliver discusses the importance of focusing mental health research on adolescents and young adults.