What is the WellTeen Network?
The WellTeenN Network is a multidisciplinary, network of academics, researchers, and experts in adolescent health and wellbeing, working in partnership with young people and those that care for them. The WellTeen Network prioritizes participatory approaches, knowledge sharing via events & training exchange & brings together people in Ireland & UK.
The WellTeen Network works to foster and encourage collaborative exchange between researchers and young people. The Network organises information exchange events, workshops for young people on their physical health and emotional wellbeing, as well as research activities, such as seminars.
In December 2021 Samantha Dockray and Alina Rodriguez
(Queen Mary University London) hosted the launch of the UK
arm of the WellTeen Network with an event to continue
conversations about adolescent health & development.
This project was funded by UK Research and Innovation-Economic and Social Research Council and the Irish Research Council under the ‘ESRC-IRC UK-Ireland Networking Grants’ (Grant numbers ES/V009001/1 and IRC/ IRC/V009001/1 ).
The next meeting of WellTeen Network will be online in late May.
The first meeting of people at WellTeenN (December 2021) served to introduce the goals of the Network, and connect people in Ireland and the United Kingdom who share interests in adolescent wellbeing.
One of the goals of the WellTeenN network is to provide opportunities for young people to be involved in research. One way the Network does this is by organising educational and community engagement events, such as workshops, day events, and hackathons. In May 2022 the Cork Adolescent Advisory Group met to talk about what teens think is important for researchers to know and work on, as well as work on topics related to how teens may feel about, and respond to, research that asks quesiotns that may be considered sensitive or being asked to partic