Emerging Minds COVID-19 Webinar Series

We are pleased to share details of our Emerging Minds COVID-19 webinar series in collaboration with the Mental Elf

We are exploring what research can offer to help us best support children & young people’s mental health at this time. 

We will be addressing topics and questions that you have told us are important to you right now and will also draw on the emerging findings of the Co-SPACE study.

All webinars are free to join, you just need to book your place via Zoom.

Upcoming Webinars

We will keep you up to date when more webinars are confirmed!

Past Webinars

Supporting children and young people with their worries and anxiety during COVID-19.  What can research tell us?

Tuesday 24 March, 2020

With Prof Cathy Creswell, Dr Polly Waite & Prof Helen Dodd

This webinar was for parents, carers and anyone supporting families during COVID-19.  You can find the recordings from this webinar here.  There is also a pdf resource on supporting children with their worries here.

Teens, screens and quarantines: What can research tell us?

Friday 17 April, 2020

With Dr Amy Orben and Dr Peter Etchells.

This live streamed #EmergingMinds webinar on screen time and young people’s mental health during COVID-19 was particularly aimed at parents, carers and those supporting children, young people and families. Recordings from this webinar can be found here.

What can research tell us about social isolation and children & young people’s mental health?

Tuesday, 21 April, 2020

With Dr Maria Loades and Professor Shirley Reynolds.  This webinar was for anyone interested in children & young people’s mental health and the implications of COVID-19.

You can find the recordings and further information about this webinar here.

Supporting children and young people with Autistic Spectrum Disorder at this time. What can research and clinical experience offer?

Thursday 23 April, 2020

With Dr Jonathan Green and Dr James Cusack.  This webinar was particularly for parents, carers and those supporting children, young people and families.

You can find the recordings and further information about this webinar here.

Managing self-harm in lockdown. What can research tell us?


Tuesday 12 May, 2020

With Professor Ann John & Dr Faraz Mughal. This webinar was for parents, carers and anyone supporting families. 

You can find the recordings and further information about this webinar here.

Back to school after lockdown: school reintegration and youth mental health


Friday 22 May, 2020

With Dr Polly Waite, Fran Morgan from Square Peg & Professor Tamsin Ford.  This session was for anyone working in a school. 

You can find the recordings and further information about this webinar here.

Teen sleep during COVID-19: what can research tell us?


Wednesday 27 May, 2020

With Dr Faith Orchard from the University of Reading and Dr Dimitri Gavriloff from the University of Oxford. This session was for parents, carers and anyone who supports young people and their families. 

You can find the recordings and further information about this webinar here.

Let us play – children’s mental health during COVID-19: what can research tell us?


Thursday 28 May, 2020

With Dr Wendy Russell from the University of Gloucestershire and Professor Helen Dodd from the University of Reading.  This session was particularly helpful for those who work in schools but also parents, carers and those who support families and children. 

You can find the recordings and further information about this webinar here.