Covid’s Children: How the pandemic has affected educational inequality, mental health and wellbeing for young people

Policy@Manchester partnered with the Social Market Foundation to deliver this panel at the Conservative Party Conference 2022, on how the pandemic has affected educational inequality and the mental health of young people. Panellists explored the ways of providing better mental health and wellbeing support in schools, and a fairer and more resilient education system for Britain's young people.

Panellists from left to right:

  • Robert Halfon, Chair of Education Select Committee and MP for Harlow
  • Dr Ola Demkowicz, Lecturer in Psychology of Education, The University of Manchester
  • James Kirkup, Director of the Social Market Foundation (Chair)
  • Dr Aveek Bhattacharya, Chief Economist, Social Market Foundation 
  • Lynn Perry MBE, Chief Executive, Barnardo’s

This event was recorded on Tuesday 4 October 2022 and formed part of our party conferences fringe programme.