The UNESCO Centre at the University of Ulster and Aware Defeat Depression request the pleasure of your company at a seminar;
‘Maternal Mental Health and Poverty: The Impact on Children’s Education’
On Wednesday 22nd January 2014, at 1.45pm, in the Stormont Hotel Belfast.
A range of factors can undermine maternal mental health, with short and long term consequences for mothers and their children. The relationship between poor parental mental health and children’s well being is increasingly documented, with the evidence suggesting adverse developmental outcomes across the domains of a child’s life. More specifically, maternal mental health, particularly when combined with socio economic disadvantage, has been recognised as a pivotal influence on children’s educational outcomes.
This seminar focuses on the relationship between poverty and maternal mental health, and the impact of these on children and young people’s educational experiences. It will provide an opportunity for stakeholders in education and health to engage with authors of the latest UNESCO Children and Youth Programme Report, ‘Maternal Mental Health and Poverty: The Impact on Children’s Educational Outcomes’ and hear from Aware Defeat Depression service users and young people who care for parents experiencing mental health problems. There will also be a discussion and a question and answers session with an invited panel of experts.
(Note: places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis]
RSVP not later than Friday 17th January 2014 to James Dillon at