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Education's role in children and young people's mental health examined

14 March 2017

The Health and Education Committees hear from psychologists, headteachers and campaigners on the role of education in children and young people’s mental health as part of their joint inquiry.

Witnesses

Tuesday 14 March 2017, Wilson Room, Portcullis House

From 2.30pm

  • 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 Psychologists

From 3.30pm

  • Dr 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

Focus of the session

The Committees consider the co-ordination between health and education services, the success of early intervention and prevention in schools and colleges and the impact of budget pressures. They also examine how far teachers should go to support children who are experiencing mental health problems and whether further training and skills are required.

The role of Ofsted and the influence of social media, including whether technology companies need to take more responsibility for cyberbullying and other online threats, are also scrutinised.

Further information

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