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  • Date and time: Sunday 2 June 2024, 3pm to 3.20pm
  • Location: In-person only
    York Explore Library, Library Square, Museum Street (Map)
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

Amid widespread concerns about the mental health of young people in the UK and internationally, find out how a developmental neuroscience-based approach will help children learn the knowledge and skills they need to manage their mental health and wellbeing. According to this innovative approach, learning such skills in schools should be thought of in a similar way to learning to read, write or do maths.

Joshua Stubbs of the University of York’s Department of Education and the PSHE Association outlines the power of taking a developmentally-tailored, proactive approach to promoting good mental health and wellbeing during childhood and adolescence. He will also talk about ways to empower adults, such as parents and teachers, to support children from as young as four-years-old to develop skills that support good mental health across the life-course, from early childhood to later life.

Join Joshua and learn some easily actionable, developmentally-appropriate and evidence-based techniques that you can use to support children to learn how to take care of their mental health safely and effectively.

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About the speaker

Dr Joshua Stubbs is a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Associate at the PSHE Association and the University of York, where he is leading the development of an evidence-based mental health and wellbeing primary school PSHE education curriculum. Previously, he worked as a mental health nurse on a child and adolescent mental health ward in Birmingham, before studying Education at the Universities of Oxford and York. He has lectured on the University of York’s MSc in Mental Health and Wellbeing in Education and published research in peer-reviewed journals such as the British Educational Research Journal, the Journal of Further and Higher Education and New Media & Society. He is especially passionate about communicating scientific research in clear and engaging ways.



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Venue details

  • Wheelchair accessible