University of Wolverhampton

Home to world leading research

From pioneering research into brain tumours to shopping habits in the 19th century, we have a growing research community that fosters a spirit of enquiry and a thirst for discovery.

All of our academic schools have areas of research strength, overseen by our established Research Institutes and Centres, many of which work closely with industry on large-scale projects.

And in the last Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), our efforts in research were recognised with a £2 million investment - testament to dedicated, hard working staff, and a mark of the University’s constant drive for discovery and innovation.

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The workshop, organized by the University of Wolverhampton in collaboration with Brighton University, will consider how design thinking might be applied to co-create new inclusive approaches with and for young people experiencing mental illness (anxiety, depression, EDs, OCD etc.) inside (and outside) mainstream education. It argues that no one size fits all, and that the interdisciplinary, problem solving, hands on approach of design thinking can help young people build skills, agency and self-esteem by working creatively, collaboratively and critically with others.