A new service for black, Asian, and other minoritized young people aged 11-17 years is starting at the Docklands Centre with Full Circle and Project Zazi. It offers information and support for young people’s mental health, using activities like drama, music, and sport. A youth worker and a mental health professional are available for young people to talk to, should they or the Centre staff think it is helpful.
Researchers from the University of Bristol and Bristol City Council are looking at the impact the new service has on the mental health and well-being of young people aged 11-17.
What does the study involve?
As part of the day-to-day running of the service, staff at Docklands keep track of activities you/your child takes part in, if you enjoy them, and how you are feeling. This is so the service can understand if they are providing the best support. Every few months, you/your child will be asked to fill in a questionnaire about well-being (how you are feeling). For example, if you feel positive or negative, relaxed, stressed, or angry, how happy, or unhappy, or if you have felt motivated or distracted recently.
If you take part in the research project, your questionnaire answers will be shared with the research team. But your name will not be shared with us – your data will be anonymous. Each time you fill in a questionnaire, you will be given a £5 shopping voucher as a thank you, but only up to a maximum of four times. Each questionnaire will take about 15 minutes to complete.
In part two of the research, we would like to ask young people for their views about the activities and support offered as part of the new service. If you/your child would like to take part, the project researcher will arrange to talk to you at Dockland in small groups called a ‘focus group’, or on your own in an interview. To say thank you for taking part in a focus group or interview, we will give you a shopping voucher of £10.