In this episode we talk to Dr Kelly Morgan from the DECIPHer, School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University about the impact of thesummer holiday on the mental health of adolescents.
We discuss her research which gathered evidence from young people in Wales about their experiences during the summer holiday and found a significant impact of levels of deprivation on mental health. We unpick these results and touch on the power of social contact and the relevance of these findings in the current climate.
For further reading on the subject please use the links below:
School Holiday Enrichment Programme in Wales: https://www.wlga.wales/food-and-fun-school-holiday-enrichment-programme
School Health Research Network: https://www.shrn.org.uk/
Current government guidance: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/protective-measures-for-holiday-or-after-school-clubs-and-other-out-of-school-settings-for-children-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak/protective-measures-for-out-of-school-settings-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak
Music: "Moodswing" by Poddington Bear
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