#Me will be at the 'Safeguarding Students: Addressing Mental Health Needs' Conference on 26th November 2019 in Manchester
The event will see over 200 delegates observe talks from 16 speakers and sector leaders, experience lively panel debate, partake in networking and share best practice.
This conference follows on from 'Improving Student Mental Health Outcomes' and will expand the conversation to include dedicated keynotes and panel discussions covering a range of topics including the parity of esteem between data and human protection, the considerable impact of poor student finance provision on young people's mental health, how social media compounds perfectionist thinking, the impact of drug use on student MH and innovative new ideas assisted by emerging technologies.
#Me founder, Megan, will speak on: 'Peer Support - a resource to promote positive mental health and wellbeing for students'
The presentation will offer refreshing insight into the benefits of utilizing peer support as a means to tackle the growing demand for improving student wellbeing.
The transition into higher education is a significant milestone that presents new challenges and emotional pressures and with the stigma lifting and society as a whole being more aware of positive mental health and wellbeing, it’s important for Universities to reflect the same mindset.
Student lives are fast paced and under high pressure, cluttered by online networking where they feel the need to be plugged into social media 24/7 and have an underlying fear of missing out. High profile campaigns effectively raise awareness however, health services and University support channels are overloaded and cannot cater for the growing demand.
The presentation will delve into the benefits of delivering a practical, preventative solution that alleviates and complements existing University support services, providing a scalable student enrichment opportunity. Megan will also explore a framework for improving self-awareness, emotional resilience and personal growth through real human interaction; an early intervention to ensure students can thrive and succeed in higher education.
Megan will also be on a panel debate alongside:
Dr Dominique Thompson, GP, National Student Health Expert
Annabelle Howard, Second Year Film & English Student, University of Bristol
Dr Leah Moyle, Lecturer, Royal Holloway University of London
Lee Fryatt, Inspector, Hampshire Constabulary
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