Workshop: Language, communication, and mental health
This workshop aimed to encourage anyone working with young people experiencing mental health challenges to reflect on the needs of those they support and remember that those young people may also have additional language and communication needs that are unrecognised and unsupported.
Three key messages:
- Many young people with mental health needs also have speech language and communication needs (SLCN) which are often unrecognised
- We wanted to find out what those affected by mental health and SLCN wanted from research
- We wanted to know why research into the links between mental health and SLCN is difficult and how we could change this
Workshop Live Tweets
You can read a great thread below from Dr Emma Berry who live-tweeted the workshop via @EmmaBerry90.
Welcome to the first session at the #EmergingMinds Summit. I’m Dr Emma Berry from @QUBelfast @QUBPsych and I’ll be live tweeting this session on “Language, Communication, & Mental Health” featuring @melaniespeechie for the next 50 mins THREAD pic.twitter.com/xoqtjSgmQA— Dr. Emma Berry (@EmmaBerry90) October 17, 2022