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Emerging findings: Delphi study on the mental health consequences of child marriage

Updated: Apr 24, 2020

The infographic below presents findings from the first round of a Delphi study with eleven experts, including participants from the Global Network on Mental Health and Child Marriage, working in the fields of mental health and child marriage.

The workshop took place on 22nd January 2020. It formed the first stage of a change-oriented Delphi study(1) whose aim was to examine some of the gaps in understanding the relationship between child marriage and mental health.

Finings from this phase were used to inform a survey that will be distributed to a wider range of experts, to identify points of consensus around future directions for this field.

Initial analysis from data collected during this workshop identified seven gaps in evidence and understanding of the association between child marriage and mental health. These are summarised in the below infographic.

If you are someone who works in the field of child marriage or adolescent mental health, and would be interested in getting involved, please get in touch with Mairi Jeffery at

Infographic on emerging findings from a Delphi study Bringing an end to the silence: An investigation into the mental health consequences of child marriage and potential solutions.

1) Adrianna Kezar & Daniel Maxey (2016). The Delphi technique: an untapped approach of participatory research,International Journal of Social Research Methodology,19:2,143-160,DOI:10.1080/13645579.2014.936737

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