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30/09/2019

15.00 Policy@Manchester

Friends' Meeting House : F13

Can we solve the mental health crisis in school hours?

Over 80% of teachers say mental health among pupils in England has deteriorated in the past two years. But what can schools do to solve the crisis?

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More than eight out of ten teachers say mental health among pupils in England has deteriorated in the past two years. According to the LGA, there are more than 560 child mental health cases every day. And many are warning of a mental health crisis. The Government has said it plans to incentivise and support schools and colleges to identify and train a designated senior lead for mental health. But what is the role of schools and can they solve the crisis?

01/10/2019

16.00 Adam Smith Institute

Midland Hotel : Chester Suite

Just Say No (to the nanny state)

A panel of MPs and health experts will discuss the rise of ‘nanny state’ paternalism in the UK and the best ways to achieve health policy goals.

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The past few years have seen a ramping up of interventions aimed at making Brits lead healthier lives: focusing on what we eat, drink, and smoke. While some argue that we should limit unhealthy choices via bans, crackdowns, and public health campaigns, others worry about the effectiveness, unintended consequences, and underlying rationale of these 'Nanny State' measures. We will discuss the punitive nature of the current nanny state and alternative, liberal methods for encouraging healthier life



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