A group of our academics in the Manchester Institute of Education worked together to submit evidence to the enquiry, drawing on their expertise and research on mental health and wellbeing which is a research theme that cuts across all four of their substantive research groups (Special Educational and Additional Needs, Disadvantage and Poverty, Critical Pedagogies, and Critical Educational Policy And Leadership). Their submission centres on four key themes:
- Promoting emotional wellbeing, building resilience, and establishing and protecting good mental health
- Support for young people with mental health problems
- Building skills for professionals
- Social media and the internet
In line with the inquiry's publication of the evidence, three of our academics wrote for Manchester Policy Blogs, drawing on some of the key issues and laying out their vision for what policies are needed now.