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So what can we do to accurately represent and understand mental health difficulties?

Find out more about our upcoming "So what?" seminar.

About this seminar

The "So What?" seminar series has been developed by the Applied Research and Evaluation Division here at Anna Freud. It aims to build the bridge between evidence and practice in child mental health by asking "So what does this mean?" in response to research findings, project outcomes, and the work of our collaborators.

In this seminar we will explore evidence from recent research looking at better conceptualisation of outcome and experience measures for children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing. We will look at new digital and accessible methods of measurement that are being developed and their potential for improving the uptake, usage and effectiveness of measurement.

The seminar will begin with a presentation and then transition into a panel discussion. During this discussion, we will examine the implications of the research findings related to young people, parents, carers, and practitioners. The panel will consist of the main speakers, project partners, a lived experience expert, and a practitioner. The audience will also have the opportunity to ask questions during the Q&A session.


  • Jess Deighton Head of Applied Research and Evaluation, Anna Freud

  • Julian Edbrooke-Childs Head of Evaluation, Anna Freud

Who is this seminar for?

This webinar is suitable for those working in a mental health services, schools, community settings and those interested in research and evidence-based practice.

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