1 hour

About this course

Hosted by the Child Outcomes Research Consortium (CORC) and the Evidence Based Practice Unit (EBPU), 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 practice?” in response to research findings, project outcomes and the work of our collaborators.

In this seminar, Dr Jessica Deighton will explore the data related to the prevalence of mental health problems in over 30,000 young people in participating HeadStart schools. It also investigates how this varies by demographics such as gender, ethnicity, special educational needs status, free school meal eligibility and child in need status.

HeadStart is a major five-year programme set up and funded by Big Lottery Fund which aims to explore and test ways to improve the mental health and wellbeing of 10- to 16-year-olds.  Led by Dr Jessica Deighton, the HeadStart Learning Team is working with Big Lottery Fund and the HeadStart partnerships to collect and evaluate evidence about what does and doesn’t work locally to benefit young people now and in the future. A core aspect of the Learning Programme is a year-on-year school-based survey that asks children and young people in specific year groups in participating schools to complete the online Wellbeing Measurement Framework.

Dr Deighton’s seminar will be followed by Q&A, a chance for networking and an opportunity to pick up free CORC and EPBU resources.

The seminar may be of interest to mental health practitioners, school staff, commissioners, policy makers and researchers. The full report about this work can be found here.

Join in on Twitter! We will be live streaming the seminar and tweeting from @CORCcentral and @EBPUnit using #SoWhatSeminars.

Please note: If you are under 18 and planning to attend this seminar please could you notify us on the booking form.