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Children and Young People’s mental health and suicidal behaviours during the Pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic will leave a deep and lasting scar on the mental health of so many people, including that of children and young people. Loneliness and isolation, concerns about school, college or university work, as well as growing fears about the future, are having a devastating impact.
Join Professor Ann John during Mental Health Awareness Week to hear more about the lasting impacts on children and young people’s mental health. She’ll discuss her own research as well as that of other organisations.
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Ann is a Professor of Public Health and Psychiatry at Swansea University and Consultant in Public Health Medicine, Public Health Wales. She has a research focus on suicide and self-harm prevention and children and young people’s mental health. She leads the Adolescent Mental Health Data Platform and chairs the National Advisory Group on Suicide and Self-harm prevention to Welsh Government. Ann is a Trustee of the Mental Health Foundation and a Fellow of the Learned Society in Wales. Over the last year she has been a member of the Technical Advisory Group to Welsh Government and the Independent Scientific Pandemic Insights Group on Behaviours (SPI-B) a sub-group of SAGE. She is passionate about the translation of research into policy and practice.