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Growing up insecure

1:00pm-2:00pm on Saturday 3 April

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What are the long-term mental health implications of growing up in an era defined by insecurity and rapid change? This panel discussion will look at the impact not just of the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic aftermath on young people's wellbeing, but of other pre-existing factors affecting their mental health.

Dr Duncan Astle, Programme Leader at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit at the University of Cambridge, will speak about his research on the impact of COVID on young people's mental health;

Brendan Burchell, Professor of the Social Sciences at the University of Cambridge, will address job security and employment issues;

Jo-Anne Dillabough, Reader in the Sociology of Youth and Global Cultures at the University of Cambridge, will talk about her research on education and inequality,

Professor Anne-Laura Harmelen, a research affiliate at the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge, will speak about her research on the long-term impact of insecurity on wellbeing and resilience.

The discussion will be chaired by mental health campaigner Dr Ahmed Hankir, who, in addition to being a doctor working in frontline psychiatry for the NHS, is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Mental Health Research in association with Cambridge University.

Booking/Registration is: RECOMMENDED

This event will premiere on the University's YouTube channel.

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Additional Information

Age: Adults
Timing: Live Stream, Available on Demand
Cost: free
Event Capacity: unlimited
Theme: Society, Health
Accessibility: Closed Captions

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