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What has changed for teenagers’ mental health and opportunities since the UK COVID-19 outbreak?

Join us for a learning lunch on Wednesday 21 October at 11:30am.

This has been a difficult time for teenagers, raising lots of difficult feelings and concerns. There is no "one size fits all" response to support young people post-lockdown, but what can we think about doing to help teenagers to return to education or join the labour market?

Join Policy@Manchester on Wednesday 21 October to hear Dr Ola Demkowicz talk about what has changed for teenagers’ mental health and opportunities since the UK COVID-19 outbreak. Her presentation will be followed by a Q&A. 

Register your interest by emailing policy@manchester.ac.uk and a Zoom link will be sent in advance of the event. Be sure to include the date and title of the event in your email, to avoid confusion with other events in this series.

Dr Ola Demkowicz                                                                     

Ola Demkowicz is Lecturer in Psychology of Education in the Manchester Institute of Education. Her research interests centre on child and adolescent mental health. Ola has particular research interests in risk and resilience processes – who is at risk of experiencing mental health symptoms, and why, alongside the factors that may mitigate vulnerabilities. She is the principal investigator on the Teenagers’ Experiences of Life in Lockdown (TELL) project, which aims to understand 16- to 19-year-olds’ experiences of the UK lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic. The project places particular emphasis on this age group's wellbeing.