What is MYRIAD?
MYRIAD is a research project.
MYRIAD stands for My Resilience In Adolescence. Resilience is the ability to adapt in the face of difficulties. We are interested in how schools promote young people’s wellbeing and resilience.
In this project we will compare different types of emotional health and wellbeing lessons taught in schools.
Do I have to take part?
You do not have to take part in this project. You can choose whether you take part and you can change your mind later if you decide you want to stop, without giving a reason. This will not affect your education in any way.
What will I be asked to do?
You will be asked to agree to take part. As part of this project, we will ask you to answer some questions in this school year.
Some classes will have extra research visits. These classes will be chosen randomly and won’t be based on how you answer the first questionnaires. We will visit these classes four more times. This will be twice next year, once in the school year after that and once in the school year after that. In total this would be over 3 school years.
Researchers will visit your school and ask you to answer these questions either online or on paper. The whole class will do the questionnaires at the same time. You will complete your own questionnaire. These questions will include how you feel about school, how you interact with other pupils and your stage of physical development.
If you move away or leave the school we would ask you to still stay involved, but it would be up to you whether you wanted to do this or not.