The SALUS project is a school engagement project exploring HIV research and treatment using animation, storytelling and online content. The pilot was conducted in the Umtata Region of Eastern Cape, South Africa
Final report and project reflections from 'It’s OK to Talk', an adolescent and youth-focused programme started in 2016, which aimed to increase awareness about mental health and wellbeing, so that more young people feel able to engage in dialogue on mental health.
Project Report: It's OK to Talk: Insights from a Youth Mental Health Public Engagement Programme in Indiaby Mesh Editorial Team
It’s OK to Talk is an adolescent and youth-focused programme started in 2016, which aims to increase awareness about mental health and wellbeing, so that more young people feel able to engage in dialogue on mental health, and seek help. The It's Ok to Talk programme comprised three core activities: It's Ok to Talk website, events and workshops, and a social media campaign.
Research Paper: Gadflies biting science communication: engagement, tricksters and ambivalence onlineby Mesh Editorial Team
This research paper from H, Riesch of Brunel University provokes those interested in the use of online spaces for large-scale engagement with science to think beyond the idealised notion and expectation of orderly deliberative spaces for ‘rational’ debate but to embrace fruitful disruption of such spaces as potentially productive in disrupting power and stimulating a genuine engagement.
A clear and accessible introduction to evaluation of social media linked to community radio initiatives but with wider application.
Literature: Future Connect: a review of social networking today, tomorrow and beyond, and the challenge or HIV Communicatorsby Pete Cranston and Tim Davies et al.
an extensive introduction to the growing and changing role of social media in communication with an emphasis on developing country experience.
A blog post from Kissmetrics describing how best to get started with social media measurement. Whilst primarily business and Northern focused this post nevertheless clearly explains the general steps of how to evaluate social media and incudes links to social media tracking tools that are useful for CE activities using social media.
A Mesh introduction to evaluating projects that engage communities through social media.
This annotated bibliography is a useful tool for those looking to analyse and visualise networks as a way to evaluate community engagement projects.
Project Report: Project Khuluma: providing psychosocial support for HIV positive adolescents in South Africa using mobile technologyby Nikita Simpson
A summary and evaluation of the Khuluma project which provides psychosocial support for HIV positive adolescents in South Africa using mobile technology.
Global Food Matters: An appetite for engaging with research (Wellcome Trust International Engagement workshop report, Botswana 2015)by Wellcome Trust
Workshop Report: Discussion on the ethical, social and cultural issues that surround research into food, health and the environment as well as the best ways of producing activities that inform, consult and collaborate with communities.