Roehampton counselling expert Professor Mick Cooper will be part of a nine person panel discussing mental health problems in school pupils and staff during a live webchat with The Guardian newspaper this evening.
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Professor Cooper has led research projects in the UK on the processes and outcomes of school-based counselling. He has been involved with creating Government guidance on helping school staff to identify early signs of underlying mental health problems.
The webchat is open to all, with interested people able to post comments which will be responded to by Professor Cooper or other members of the panel.
Among the topics which will be discussed are:
As well as young people suffering, figures released by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers earlier this year showed more than a third of school and college staff have seen a rise in mental health issues among their colleagues during the last year, but 68 per cent did not reveal them to management. A survey for Time to Change found one in four students who experienced mental health problems did not want to go to lessons because they were worried about other people’s reactions.
The webchat aims to create a more open culture around mental illness and challenge discrimination. To submit a question, click here. The discussion will run from 5.30pm - 7.30pm.
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