Health Committee

Children and young people's mental health - role of education inquiry

Inquiry status: open

The deadline for written submissions was Friday 20 January 2017. If you would like to send a submission please contact Committee staff.

Scope of the inquiry

We are seeking evidence for a short inquiry specifically examining the role of education in promoting emotional wellbeing in children and young people and preventing the development of mental health problems. With a specific focus on the role of educational settings in prevention and early intervention, the Committee will be examining:

  • Promoting emotional wellbeing, building resilience, and establishing and protecting good mental health
  • Support for young people with mental health problems
  • Building skills for professionals
  • Social media and the internet


Terms of reference: Children and young people's mental health - the role of education

Latest evidence

  • 14 Mar 2017 - Children and young people's mental health—the role of education - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF349 KB) HC 849 | Published 16 Mar 2017

    Evidence given by Emily Frith, Director of Mental Health, Education Policy Institute, Professor Dame Sue Bailey, Chair, Children’s and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition, Sarah Brennan, Chief Executive, Young Minds, Kate Fallon, General Secretary, Association of Educational PsychologistsDr John Ivens, Headteacher, Bethlem and Maudsley Hospital School, Siobhan Collingwood, Headteacher, Morecambe Bay Community Primary School, Dr Zoe Brownlie, Clinical Psychologist, Sheffield CAMHS service, Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

Next meeting(s)

29 March 2017 9:30 am

Oral Evidence Session

Children and young people's mental health—the role of education
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Natasha Devon, Founder, Self-Esteem Team
Baroness Tyler of Enfield, Chair, Values-Based Child and Adolescent Mental
Dr Peter Hindley, Consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist in paediatric liaison, St Thomas' Hospital, London
Lord Layard, Director, Well-Being Programme, Centre
Edward Timpson MP, Minister of State for Vulnerable Children and Families, Department for Education
Karen Turner, Director of Mental Health, NHS England
Nicola Blackwood MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health


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