The project is a study of WHO’s periodic survey Health Behaviour in School Children (HBSC) which will take place in 2017/2018.The project is a study of WHO’s periodic survey Health Behaviour in School Children (HBSC) which will take place in 2017/2018. We will explore what the young people’s health reports stand for. What kind of vulnerability are we talking about when young people’s wellbeing is translated into symptoms of pathology?
Young people’s perspectivesThe project aims to generate knowledge about how young people use, question or challenge the psychiatric discourse. The knowledge gained will complement knowledge generated through surveys.
Gender-sensitive approach to psychological health
The project has an important gender dimension through its focus on differences as well as similarities regarding how boys and girls positions themselves in relation to the concepts used in the survey. The results will be of relevance to professionals and the understanding of young people, and may provide new perspectives concerning how to interpret and deal with psychological ill health.
A collaboration between faculties and disciplines
Professor Vicki Coppock at Edge Hill University in England, with whom we have collaborated since 2014, participate as an expert in the project, together with Professor Ann-Britt Wiréhn, head of the Research and Development Unit for Local Care in Region Östergötland, Professor Emerita Marianne Cederblad, Child Psychiatrists, and Professor Karin Zetterqvist Nelson, Licensed Psychologist at, Child studies.
Project title: “Feeling low” and “have difficulties sleeping”. An ethnographic study of how young people make sense of psychological (ill) health. An ethnographic study of what mental health means to young people.
Funded by Swedish research council for health, working life and welfare.