Are the kids alright? Exploring the intersection between education and mental health

Neil Humphrey

FREE STAFF & PUBLIC SEMINARS
PROFESSOR NEIL HUMPHREY: MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY

Seminar 1: Are the kids alright? Exploring the intersection between education and mental health.

In the UK, children's mental health services have experienced major cuts since 2010. In parallel, our education system has undergone a period of significant transformation. In this seminar, I discuss the implications of these developments for the mental health of children and young people. This includes examination of the differing ways in which mental health is conceptualised, the often contradictory positions schools are required to adopt in relation to their role in promoting mental health, assumed truths about evidence-based interventions, and what research can (and cannot) tell us about changes in the prevalence of mental health difficulties among children and young people over time. In exploring these important issues and debates, I consider whether we are on the brink of a public health crisis for which schools may provide a means of resolution, or if the current focus on children's mental health in education is simply the latest generational ‘child panic'.

Seminar 2: Teacher Mental Health: what do we know and what can we do?

In this seminar I will argue that the recent upsurge in interest in education and mental health has almost completely ignored the issue of wellbeing among schools' most fundamental asset: teachers. I will document the evidence base relating to teacher mental health, including the drivers of stress and mental illness among teachers and connections between teacher and student wellbeing, and explore what might be done to support those who struggle in what is widely regarded as one of the most stressful occupations.


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Sessions

- Are the kids alright? Exploring the intersection between education and mental health (collapse)


Date:
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
Time:
05:00PM - 06:30PM
All day:
No
Location:
Flinders University, Education Building, Room 5.34, via Carpark 2, Ring Road, Bedford Park, SA, 5042, Australia

Audience:
  • Industry partners
  • International students
  • General public
  • Staff
  • Students
  • Researchers
  • Alumni
  • Donors
  • Teachers
  • Recent graduates
  • Government Departments & Agencies
Fee:
Free
Presenter(s):
  • Professor Neil Humphrey
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- Teacher Mental Health: what do we know and what can we do? (collapse)

Date:
Thu, 25 Oct 2018
Time:
05:00PM - 06:30PM
All day:
No
Location:
Flinders University, Education Building, Room 5.34, via Carpark 2, Ring Road, Bedford Park, SA, 5042, Australia

Audience:
  • International students
  • General public
  • Staff
  • Students
  • Alumni
  • Donors
  • Teachers
  • Recent graduates
  • Government Departments & Agencies
  • Professionals
  • Academics
Fee:
Free
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