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7th November Mental Health, Education and the Humanities

  • Bringing together academics and practitioners with interdisciplinary interests, this one-day conference will explore questions such as: what can we learn from the humanities about the nature of mental health? Are humanities approaches to mental health different to those of psychology, therapy and medicine? Should humanities subjects be given more priority within schools’ mental health agenda?
  • Conference agenda hereLink opens in a new window
  • Talks will be added here after the conference!


Wed 26 Oct 2022, 07:00

Symposium Presentation: Mental Health and Narrative

26th March 2022

Project members Dr Emma Williams and Dr Alison Brady were joined by Dr Emma Farrell and Dr Chien-Ya Sun in a symposium presentation at the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain at New College Oxford. The theme for the symposium was 'Narrative in Mental Health and Education.'

Tue 01 Mar 2022, 17:05

Festival of Social Sciences: Philosophy and Mental Health Event with Schools

12th November 2020

As part of the Philosophy, Mental Health and Education project Emma Williams and Alison Brady ran a workshop with young people to explore how philosophical podcasts can be used to support mental health awareness. 

The Disquieted Life PodcastLink opens in a new windowLink opens in a new window is freely available online from the start of the Festival. Episodes feature conversations on mental health with leading thinkers from the worlds of philosophy, literature and the arts. During the Festival, Emma and Alison ran a workshop with young people will invite them to share their views and questions on the themes raised in the podcasts.

View more on the workshop and post-workshop reflections from students hereLink opens in a new window

Tue 01 Dec 2020, 17:10