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Improving mental health in schools - what does the research tell us? – University of Reading

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Improving mental health in schools - what does the research tell us?

Tuesday 12 September 2017      

09.30 - 16.30


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University of Reading, Whiteknights campus, RG6 6UR

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Delegate rate @ £100

Please note that bookings have now closed.


What is the conference about?

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.


  • Professor Mick Cooper - University of Roehampton

  • Dr Jessica Deighton - The Anna Freud Centre and University College London

  • Professor Neil Humphrey - University of Manchester

  • Dr Pooky Knightsmith - The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust

  • Lord Richard Layard - London School of Economics

  • Professor Shirley Reynolds - University of Reading

  • Young people with experience of mental health problems

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Why is this important?

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.

Who is the conference for?

This not-for-profit conference is aimed at key authority figures in schools, commissioners, policy makers and researchers nationally.  

What will I get out of it?

Schools: practical guidance about what works and what doesn't, on the basis of the latest research evidence.

Commissioners and policy makers: clear guidance on the best use of resources and priorities for future investments.

Researchers: updates on latest research and opportunities to develop research collaborations. 

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