1 in 6 young people will experience a mental health problem before they turn 18. Depression is common and serious, and if left untreated it can lead to self harm and suicide.
The University of Reading is helping to combat this teenage mental health crisis using evidence based treatments, specifically designed for young people, and funded by University supporters.
During the event, we will be sharing how the University's teenage mental health projects are delivering great impact on both a local and a national scale. This will include an update from the new Director of the Charlie Waller Institute, Professor Stella Chan, on the successful introduction of Brief Behavioural Activation treatment to schools and clinics in the UK and Scotland.
Professor Chan will also discuss the development of the Sleeping Better programme which is helping to identify the link between depression and sleep. There will also be an opportunity for you to pose your questions to Professor Chan in the online Q & A session.