St Dunstan’s College, Catford, south London is delighted to announce it will be hosting a Youth Mental Health Summit on Friday 8 October, 2021. 

The Conference, which will be hosted at the school, will be for students in Year 10, 11 and 12, who are interested in mental health and hold positions of responsibility. 

Sir Anthony Seldon, former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Buckingham, will open the summit with the keynote talk. Sir Anthony is one of the country’s leading educationalists, commentators, and political authors.  

The day will also consist of a mix of inspiring workshops and engaging sessions for pupils to get involved in. This will include a talk on how neuroscience can be used in the classroom, and a workshop on fake news on social media channels. There will also be break out groups for students to reflect on the effects of the last 18 months on youth mental health. 

A spokesperson for St Dunstan’s College explained: ‘We are thrilled to be hosting our first Youth Mental Health Summit at the College and look forward to welcoming students from across London and further afield.  

‘Young people have faced an extraordinary 18 months with the challenges of the pandemic, and we hope the summit will be an opportunity for them to reflect on this and plan strategies to take back to their schools.’ 

The Conference is free for all schools, and each school can book up to four student places and an accompanying staff member.  

Booking for the Youth Mental Health Summit can be made online: