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The "So what?" Seminar Series

The “So what?” seminar series aims to build the bridge between evidence and practice in child mental health by asking "So what does this mean for policy and practice?"

The "So what?" seminar series has been developed by the Applied Research and Evaluation Division here at Anna Freud.

“So what?” seminars begin with presentations from subject matter experts. Presentations are followed by a panel discussion with a Q&A, where we consider the implications of what we are learning with young people, parents, carers, practitioners and others.   

“So what?” seminars are free to attend and take place online. To keep informed about upcoming seminars, join the Anna Freud Learning Network and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

You can find some of our latest seminars below.

So What? Does the evidence tell us about preventing mental health difficulties in children and young people

In this seminar replay, we explore evidence from recent research and interventions focussed on the prevention of mental health and wellbeing difficulties, drawing from impactful initiatives at both national and local levels.

So What? Have we learnt from the last year? Inequalities, prevention, and youth crime and violence

In this webinar, we will share what we have learnt about inequalities, prevention and youth crime and violence. Exploring research from educational, community and clinical settings.

So What? Does it take to deliver system-wide support for young people's mental health and wellbeing?

In this webinar we will focus on learning from HeadStart. The webinar will provide a summary of the programme and the context in which it came about. The speakers will explore participation and how that played a key role in HeadStart, what we’ve learnt about designing support in the programme and how that worked on a local level.

So What? Does it take to effectively support young people’s mental health & wellbeing in schools

In this seminar we look at support for children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing in schools, drawing on learning from several different projects and approaches.

So What? Have we learnt from the last 12 months?

In this webinar, we discuss the findings from the Evidence Based Practice Unit: Risk, Resilience, Change and Choice.

So What? Do we know about social connection and young people’s mental health?

In this webinar, we will discuss the importance of social connections for young people as they enter adolescence, exploring the relationship between social connections and mental health and wellbeing for young people.