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Jan 25 2022

To whom it may concern,

My name is Alex, and I am one of the Project Leads for a ground-breaking collaboration called the Schools Research Network in North West London (SRN).

You play a pivotal role in young people’s health and wellbeing in Hammersmith and Fulham. It is a time when health and unhealthy habits and behaviours can not only form, but also become established. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown, if there was any doubt, the important role of schools in the health and welfare of children and young people. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, mental and physical health problems among children were on the rise, and sadly the pandemic has likely compounded these problems.

It is in this context we hope the Schools Research Network will generate new knowledge in your school, bridge current gaps in need and share learning with the goal of improving the health and wellbeing of your schoolchildren and supporting staff.

Click here for a short video about who we are.

Exciting new studies

By signing up to the network, you will have instant access to a portfolio of crucially important studies. For example:

  • The PIPA Trial is exploring the effectiveness of an online resource for parents/carers to help prevent depression and anxiety for young people aged 11-15.The involvement for schools is very easy and minimal, sign a letter of agreement and send out an invitation to families via email or text. Click here to find out more. Click here to express your interest. We will also provide £400 for your school's participation.
  • The Disordered Eating Behaviours in Schools study is delving into the factors that put young people at risk of developing an eating disorder. In return for participation, school staff will receive relevant and up-to-date PSHE training. Click here to find out more. Click here to express your interest. We will also provide £1,000 for your school's participation

Alongside this, upon signing up members of the network will be contacted by a member of the team to identify the specific areas of need for your staff and pupils, and work with you closely to help you to shape the research that is done to ensure the support you receive is relevant.


What happens next?

If you choose to register, a member of the team will be in touch with you right away to arrange an initial conversation with you. We are very flexible in how we do this, the key thing is that it suits you so whether it is a phone call to start with or attending a staff meeting, please let me know.

We very much hope that you choose to register, but should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

All the very best,

Alex Weston, and the SRN team

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