Mental Health Matters
Thursday 13 October 2016
1.30pm - 2.30pm
8 John Adam Street, London, WC2N 6EZ
The RSA celebrates World Mental Health Day 2016 with a public event focusing on children and young people.
Depending on who you ask, our current generation of youngsters are either ‘snowflakes’ in need of greater resilience, or the product of the economic, political and social insecurity that has come to define our times, creating new pressures which have helped to drive up rates of mental distress.
What implications does this have for policy making in the UK, and how can we deliver on government commitments to improve mental health care for children and young people?
Join us to discuss these challenges and potential solutions with an expert panel including Sarah Brennan, Chief Executive of Young Minds, Lord Victor Adebowale, Chief Executive of Turning Point and NHS England Board Member, and Jonny Benjamin, campaigner and activist.
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