Pupils in years 7 and 10 will soon be taking part in research conducted by the Developmental Neuroscience Group at UCL. This project is being led by Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore and Jessica Bone and aims to increase our understanding of how and why some young people develop mental health problems.
The research will explore why rates of depression increase so rapidly during adolescence, and whether this is related to adolescents’ thinking about their social relationships. In return for our pupils taking part in this fascinating research, the Developmental Neuroscience group will be doing some workshops on mental health and the development of the adolescent brain. It also gives the chance for pupils to learn more about mental health research.
On report reading day (3rd December) pupils will complete questionnaires. Parents will be asked for consent before this takes place.