Emilie and Elizabeth from the Student Research Team talk about the session they’re planning at this year’s conference, and explain why it’s not to be missed..
Panel: “What Interventions Work?”
This panel will tackle issues and questions around the evidence base for online interventions, the needs of different student groups and preventative and systematic ‘whole university’ measures for supporting student mental health. This panel will be highly interactive, with each panellist giving a brief overview of their own research and/or findings, and the remainder of the session will be devoted to discussion, debate, questions and answers. There will also be some audience polls in our reflective session to take the temperature of the conversation on student mental health.
Who are the panellists?
Speakers on the panel are: Jason Arday of Durham University who has researched cultural competency among counsellors working with students, Bethan Davies from the MindTech National Centre who has researched online interventions for students, Leigh Spanner from the student mental health charity, Student Minds on preventative measures and Joanna Worsley from Liverpool University, a lecturer in psychology with research interests in the role of accommodation for student wellbeing in the transition from school to undergraduate studies.
The panel will be chaired by Nancy Hey, Director of the What Works Centre for Wellbeing community interest company who reviewed the evidence for mental health interventions for students. The panel will also be co-facilitated by two student members of the SMaRteN Research Team 2020, Emilie Wielezynski and Elizabeth James who have worked to produce the panel at this year’s conference.
Why should you attend?
This is your chance to hear from the research cutting edge, and more importantly, to ask your questions and spark some great conversations both with our panellists and fellow audience members. There will be time to chat about the panel and all things student mental health in the reflective session at the end.
Elizabeth James MSc MBPsS
Counselling Psychologist in Training, Teesside University
Biomedical Science Undergraduate at King's College London
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