Mental health in schools: Multidisciplinary conversations about what it is and why it matters
In response to rising rates of mental health difficulties among children and young people, the UK government has recently increased its policy focus and funding for mental health in and through schools (DoH & DfE, 2017). However, it is unclear how schools are responding to this policy agenda given ongoing pressure to deliver academic outputs. This exploratory project brings together colleagues from education, policy studies and history, and from three of the four GW4 institutions to develop interdisciplinary conversations and an intersectoral network focused on mental health in education.
University of Bath: Rachel Wilder (Co-PI)
University of Bristol: Naomi Warne
University of Exeter: Katie Howard (Co-PI), Eleni Dimitrellou, Chris Sandal-Wilson