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Mental health and wellbeing in the millennial generations

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Young people’s mental health and wellbeing has become a prominent social issue in recent months, receiving high-profile attention from the royal family and political parties.

This breakfast seminar will present the most recent findings on the state of mental health and wellbeing among two important generations of Britons: those born in 2000-01, and 1989-90.

Prof Emla Fitzsimons (UCL Institute of Education) and Dr Praveetha Patalay (University of Liverpool & UCL Institute of Education) will present findings from the Millennium Cohort Study on the prevalence of mental ill health from age 3 to 14, focusing on the crucial age 11-14 period, when puberty is underway and children move from primary to secondary school. The findings will show the relationships between mental illness and other areas of life, including pubertal age, socioeconomic position, and family stability. Prof Fitzsimons will also explore the differences between mental illness and wellbeing at this critical age.

Dr Morag Henderson (UCL Institute of Education) will present findings from the new Next Steps age 25 data exploring mental ill health longitudinally and examining the correlates of adolescent mental ill health (at age 14 and 16). Moreover the question of how adolescent mental ill health is associated with outcomes at age 25, including general health, educational and labour market outcomes will be discussed.

Professor Louise Arseneault (ESRC Mental Health Leadership Fellow) will lead a discussion of the findings to conclude the seminar.

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If you require further information, please contact Jennie Blows (j.blows@ucl.ac.uk)


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