What does it mean to be a pupil on this project?

There are around 30,000 students from schools around the UK who are helping MYRIAD understand what life is like for adolescents

How is the MYRIAD project working with your school? 

The MYRIAD project is exploring how schools promote young people’s wellbeing and resilience. If your school is taking part, they are helping us compare different types of emotional health and wellbeing lessons taught in schools.

What will I be asked to do?

If you have chosen to take part in the project we will ask you to answer an online or paper questionnaire during lesson time at the following time points. The first time you are asked to fill out these questionnaires we will be seeing your whole year group. In the follow ups we will be seeing a few classes who will be randomly selected (like being picked out of a hat). Every time you are asked to complete a questionnaire we will ask you to sign an ‘assent form’. The word ‘assent’ means ‘to agree’ and this is where you can agree to take part in the project. You can choose whether or not you take part, it is completely your decision.  The questionnaires will ask about your feelings, how you interact with others and your experience of growing up. If you move away or leave the school we will ask you to still stay involved, but it would be up to you whether you wanted to do this or not.

The diagram bellows shows a pupil’s progression through the three years of the project.

Will taking part affect my education?

No, your teacher will teach the same lessons whether or not you decide to take part in the project.

What will happen to your information?

If you have chosen to take part you will have your own unique ID number and we will use this to match up all the information you provide during your time in the project. Anyone who looks at the project information will have promised to keep the information private. The results of the project will not use your name and no one will be able to tell what you say in the questionnaires you have completed. Because we are keeping your research information private we will not share what you tell us on the questionnaires with anyone, even if you tell us you are having difficulties.

However, if you choose to tell us something via telephone, letter, email or face-to-face which made us think that you, or someone else, was at risk of serious harm, we might have to tell someone else about this. If this happened we would talk to you and only share information to keep you safe. Each time we visit we will give you information about places that you can contact if you need help or support. You can also talk to a teacher or a member of staff in your school.

For more information have a look at our information sheet for pupils.