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Special Interest Group

Mental Health, Wellbeing and Education

This SIG will bring together academics, practitioners and others who have a shared interest in mental health and wellbeing in relation to education. Within this special interest area, it aims to:

  • raise awareness of and promote mental health and wellbeing in education at all levels
  • encourage and support research;
  • create a dynamic forum for discussion of pertinent issues, knowledge exchange and critical engagement;
  • facilitate networking and information-sharing and provide a forum of support;
  • influence policy and practice

The Mental Health, Wellbeing and Education SIG complements the current range by offering a unique space to focus specifically on mental health and wellbeing issues in education. Moreover, as mental health and wellbeing pervade many aspects of education, there is the opportunity to link with some of the other SIGS and foster relevant collaborations.

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SIG Convenors

Anthea Rose
Anthea Rose, Dr

Leeds Beckett University

Dr Anthea Rose is an experienced cross-discipline education and social science researcher with a specific interest in mental health, gender and social justice. Her work is framed within education and social policy and she is particularly...

Michelle Jayman, Dr

Researcher/ Lecturer at University of West London

Michelle Jayman is a Lecturer in Education Studies at the University of West London, UK. She is a Convenor for the British Educational Research Association’s Mental Health, Wellbeing and Education Special Interest Group and a Champion for the...

Jonathan Glazzard, Professor

Professor of Inclusive Education at Leeds Beckett University

Professor Jonathan Glazzard currently leads on research in The Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools. Prior to his appointment at Leeds Beckett University Jonathan led Initial Teacher Education programmes in the primary phase...

Lydia Lewis, Dr

Research Fellow at University of Wolverhampton

I have a background in sociology and work across the areas of education and mental health.  My research and development work has focused on theoretically informed, applied sociological inquiry and knowledge exchange with the third sector.  In...