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27 March 2018 | Churchill Room

What next for mental health in schools?

SPEAKER: Neil Smith School children walking down corridor

Join us at this lunchtime event, kindly hosted by Robert Halfon MP, to discuss the future of mental health provision in schools.

The Prime Minister has said that mental health is one of the “greatest social challenges of our time”. The recent Green Paper on measures to improve mental health support for children and young people outlined the government’s proposed strategy, with schools set to play a central role.

A landmark report by NatCen, published last year, documented for the first time how schools and colleges are supporting mental wellbeing, and identifying and supporting pupils with mental health needs. The Department for Education commissioned this research to provide a basis for future policy and research, with many of the report’s findings providing evidence for proposals within the Green Paper.

At this lunchtime event you will hear from the Rt Hon Robert Halfon MP (Chair of the Education Select Committee) and report author Neil Smith (NatCen) before we finish with a panel discussion by sector experts, chaired by Natalie Perera (EPI).

Agenda:

12:30 – 12:50: Arrivals, canapes and drinks

12:50 - 12:55: Welcome - Nancy Kelley (Deputy Chief Executive, NatCen)

12:55 - 13:05 Opening remarks - Rt Hon Robert Halfon MP

13:05 – 13:30: Supporting Mental Health in Schools and Colleges: Presentation - Neil Smith (Report Author, NatCen)

13:30 – 13:40: Q&A with Neil Smith chaired by Natalie Perera (Executive Director, Education Policy Institute)

13:40 – 14:25: Panel discussion chaired by Natalie Perera (Executive Director, Education Policy Institute)

14:25 – 14:30: Closing remarks, Natalie Perera (Executive Director, Education Policy Institute) 

This event is by invitation only

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