Welcome to e-BRAIN
A STUDY OF EARLY LIFE EXPERIENCES AND BRAIN MATURATION
Monday 26th September 2022
eBRAIN Study Update
We have had a very busy summer and reached our study cohort target of 230 participants! We will therefore no longer be recruiting participants for the study.
We are sorry that your child was unable to take part in the study, however, there are many other ways to get involved! Please express your interest via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Work experience: We are offering work experience opportunities to students at schools who are interested! We have been able to offer several work experience opportunities to both Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 students, as well as students in higher education
Writing opportunities: If you like creative writing, you could potentially write a blog or written piece that we could feature on our website or in our newsletters. We’d love to hear from you if you have a topic you would like to write about or an idea for a written piece!
Engagement sessions at school: We can visit your school and talk to students about our careers within research, our journeys here and what it’s really like to be a scientist. We can also deliver sessions on topics about mental health wellbeing for your school – just get in touch and let us know what you would like!
There is also a potential opportunity to get involved in a new scientific study involving adolescents in school, looking at the way scientists conduct biological mental health research with young people, like eBRAIN, how we can improve this through their involvement, and how we can better engage young people in said research. Would you be happy to be contacted regarding participating in this study in the new year? If so, please let us know via email.
You can view other opportunities to participate or get involved with research studies at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience here: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/research/getting-involved
What is e-BRAIN?
e-BRAIN: THE IMPACT OF EARLY ADVERSITY ON TRAJECTORIES OF BRAIN MATURATION AND MENTAL HEALTH IN YOUNG ADOLESCENTS
e-BRAIN is a study of brain development and mental health among young people in London, being conducted by researchers from King’s College London. We are inviting all young people from London schools aged between 11 and 14 years (Years 7 to 9) to take part.
Why is e-BRAIN important?
Around 1 in 10 young people experience a mental health problem each year. At this age the brain and how we respond to stress, exercise and diet change a lot. e-BRAIN wants to find out what in the body may lead to better mental health and what things lead to worse mental health in young people.
"I really liked it because I wanted to know about my brain"
"I liked the MRI scan"
"It was very fun and I really enjoyed it!"
"I liked getting a picture of my brain"
"Everyone is lovely"
"You are very kind and made me feel comfortable"
"It was a really fun, enjoyable and unique experience!"
"The researchers were nice and supportive throughout"
"Everyone I have met have been very kind!"
"My researchers were very comforting and supportive"
"Everyone was very nice and helpful"
"I didn't dislike anything about the trial"
"It was a good experience"