06 November 2019
Shaping futures: Mental health and educational attainment in adolescents
Join us as we explore trends in children and young people’s mental health and share insights on how this can be effectively managed.
Date: Wednesday 6 November, 9am-1pm
Location: Council Chamber, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, London WC1X 8SH
This launch event is kindly sponsored by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and will form part of their 2019 Festival of Social Science.
The mental health of children and young people has never been so high on the public agenda, and the role of schools and colleges in promoting good mental health and wellbeing has become a prominent theme in national UK policy. The pivotal 2017 National Survey of Mental Health in Children and Young People in England, which NatCen is proud to have contributed to, estimated that around 1 in 9 children and young people aged between 5-15 years have a diagnosable mental health disorder – the equivalent of three children in every classroom across the country.
So what can schools and colleges do to meet the challenges posed by the mental health needs of their pupils, and how might this improve educational attainment and boost social mobility for children and young people?
At this event, our Head of Analysis, Dr Neil Smith, will release his findings drawing on Understanding Society’s youth panel and newly released Millennium Cohort Study data to explore longitudinal associations between mental health and wellbeing in early adolescence and later attainment at GCSE.
A panel of experts will respond to the study findings, including Dr Prathiba Chitsabesan, Associate National Clinical Director for Children and Young People's Mental Health at NHS England. The event will also include Q&A with the audience and will conclude with a networking lunch.
The event will be chaired by Dr Pooky Knightsmith, Chair, Children and Young People's Mental Health Coalition.
- Dr Neil Smith, Head of Analysis, NatCen Social Research
- Dr Ann Hagell, Chartered Psychologist and Research Lead, Association of Young People’s Health
- Dr Partha Banerjea, Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust
- Dr Prathiba Chitsabesan, Associate National Clinical Director for Children and Young People's Mental Health, NHS England
- More speakers to be confirmed
We look forward to welcoming you at this important event as we explore trends in children and young people’s mental health and share insights on how this can be effectively managed.
This event is part of NatCen's 50 anniversary event series.
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