Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Educating for Mental Resilience

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Educating for Mental Health Resilience

Who this event is for

  • Everyone


The Westminster Chapel, Harcourt Hill Campus


The mental health and wellbeing of children and young people is increasingly recognised as a national priority, as issues related to behavioural and emotional disorders within society have escalated over recent years. Particular focus has been on how the education system, schools and colleges could better support mental health and wellbeing, including the suggestion that every school and college should have a designated lead in mental health by 2025*. 

This raises important questions: How can educational settings best support the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people? How can professionals be trained to do this? How can they work effectively with other professionals? How can they work with families and communities and what are the challenges? How can they foster emotional resilience for all children and young people in their settings? 

As part of Think Human Festival a panel of distinguished experts from the education and allied professional sectors will consider and debate the opportunities for, and the challenges to, effective practice to strengthen emotional resilience and support positive mental health and wellbeing amongst our children and young people. 

*gov.uk 2017: Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision: a green paper