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Education, mental health and wellbeing: are the kids alright?
Tue, May 23, 2017, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM BST
Neil Humphrey, Head of the Manchester Institue of Education and Professor of Psychology and Education presents:
"We are in the midst of a potentially transformative moment, in which the critical intersection between education, mental health and wellbeing is finally being recognised in public policy. All sectors of education are engaged in a debate that raises fundamental, challenging questions. Is there a crisis in mental health and wellbeing? If so, what is the role of education in resolving it? In this seminar I will examine key issues that underin these questions, such as the differing ways in which mental health and wellbeing are conceptualised, assumed truths about evidence-based interventions in schools and other settings, the relationship between children's academic attainment and their mental health, and what we know (and do not know) about changes in the prevalence of mental health difficulties among children and young people over time. Finally, the impliations of these issues for the Scottish Attainment Challenge will be explored."