Bobbie Allen

Understanding Youth Mental Health

9.30 – 10.15am


During this seminar, we will explore our understanding of mental health and what that means for young people, and how we as adults can help them navigate the various challenges they face, such as anxiety, social isolation, and depression.

About the Speaker

Bobbie Allen has a wide-ranging experience of working with young people after giving 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 trialling 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.