Co-production research in health and welfare

Young women's perspectives of mental health

Overall objective: to expand the knowledge of young women's own understanding and experience of mental health.






Project manager at MDH

Senior Lecturer

Gunnel Östlund



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Quantitative measures: What are the relationships between young women's mental health and their experiences of social support, relational violence, social media and/or school violations, sex discrimination, and pornography?

Qualitative question: What subjective experiences do young women have of mental health and what does it contain from their perspective?

Objectives: To support young women to influence and change the conditions of mental health according to their own understanding of the phenomenon.

Activities: Data collection via survey and focus groups in elementary school with follow-up meetings with the young women after one semester. Feedback to schools and parents of the results on group-level.


This research relates to the following sustainable development goals

Good health and well-being. Sustainable development goal 3.

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

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