Webinar: How can we best support the mental health of 11 – 16 year olds during the COVID-19 pandemic?
In December 2020 we held a webinar which focused on how we can best support young people aged 11-16 with their mental health during COVID-19 and beyond, as part of our CoRay project.
You can find the webinar recording and slides below, as well as visual representations of the discussions from Tom Bailey, and artistic responses to issues of mental health in the pandemic from young artists at Fully Focused Productions.
Visual representation of discussions
Artist Tom Bailey captured some images of our discussions to draw out the key themes both from the presentations and the break-out groups.
Young Artist Responses
We were also delighted to be joined by young artists Tem, Freya, and Ronni from Fully Focused Productions who visually captured the key themes from our presentations and the resulting discussions. They have kindly agreed to share their work with us here.
Freya's Images (Instagram: @freyaawilson)
Ronni's Images (Instagram: @projectrnz)
Resources suggested by webinar participants * indicates COVID specific resource
Feel website* – info for young ppl on COVID and mental wellbeing
Well at School – information for helping children with medical & mental health conditions get the best out of school
Leeds Beckett Carnegie Bupa Seminar Series – Podcasts and seminar series for school and college leaders to support mental health in schools
Teapot Trust: Art Therapy at Home – therapeutic art activities and videos for young people to support young people at home
Emerging Minds Network: Resources for Families & Supporters* – resources for parents/carers and people that work with families, including the lockdown webinar series sharing evidence-based practical information
No.5* – videos, blogs and Q&A sessions for young people, produced by young people. There is also a report on the impact of COVID on young people locally