Bobbie Allen

Understanding Youth Mental Health

9.30 – 10.15am

Summary

During this seminar, we will look at how young people cope with managing their mental health and wellbeing, and we will explore the various mental health challenges that young people face today, such as anxiety, social isolation, and depression.

About the Speaker

Bobbie Allen has a wide-ranging experience of working with young people after devoting 17 years of her life to teaching. Having developed the Pupil Voice programme with colleagues in Caerphilly, her understanding of young people’s mental health and wellbeing led to the establishing of a student wellbeing programme in Alderney in the Channel Islands. A keen advocate for addressing mental health challenges as soon as they arise, she is a gentle voice of support, and a loud voice to speak up for those who feel they have little chance of being heard.