Young people's hearts and minds: Stories of motivation, creativity, multilingualism & mental health

The session will comprise two case studies based on our respective outreach/engagement work with young people. In our case studies we shall cover particular approaches interventions that have worked well (and not so well!). We shall discuss what are the current challenges in engaging and motivating young people in our respective fields (mental health research, modern languages). In both case studies, we seek to harness the creative talents of young people to co-create resources so that they are more likely to act positively on what they have learned.