In this case study we look at how lived experience of the issues under study can be brought into research reports.

Drawing on the views of those involved in the production of our thematic report on suicide among children and young people, the case study draws out four key principles for successful integration of lived experience and research: collaboration, flexibility, respect and closing the loop.

Including the perspectives of the researching organisation (NCMD), the parents and young people affected by suicide, and the charity that brought the parties together (PAPYRUS), this case study will be of interest not just to researchers and charities aiming to highlight key issues but also to those who may be considering sharing their own stories.