Tackling the Empathy Deficit: what happens when you put empathy at the heart of a school?

Cognita Venue 2

3:05 pm - 3:45 pm

Wellbeing Summit

According to the World Health Organisation, by 2020 depression will be the second largest cause of disability in human populations. This increase is in part due to the growing pressures within our schools and classrooms, with students and staff suffering from overwhelm, disconnection and burnout. From exploring the workings of the adolescent brain to discussing best practice to prevent mental health problems from a young age, to building an ethos of emotional learning, this session will offer both insights and simple, practical advice to help teachers build more resilience and positive emotional health amongst students and the wider school community.

Across two days, over 250 sessions will take place at the Festival. A full timetable of sessions will be available from late May 2019. Until this point we will only be announcing the day(s) sessions will be taking place.