Improving Mental Health in Schools - What does the research tell us?
Mental health disorders are extremely common in children and young people, often persisting into adulthood and associated with serious long-term consequences. Although there are clinically proven and cost-effective treatments, only a minority of young people ever receive professional help for their problems. For this reason, schools can be a valuable source of mental health support and input for young people.
This one day conference brings together high-profile experts from various disciplines and young people who have experienced mental health problems themselves to offer the latest evidence-based advice on how to address mental health in schools, and the best methods to achieve this. Given the vast number of policy initiatives and programmes being developed for use in schools, it is critical that schools know what they should be doing on the basis of the research evidence and where funding should be directed.
The conference will involve keynote addresses, as well as poster presentations and opportunities to meet and talk to other professionals working in this area.
12 September 2017
Palmer Building, Whiteknights Campus, University of Reading
To find out more about the event, visit our website here: http://www.reading.ac.uk/Psychology/NewsandEvents/Mental-Health-Event.aspx