Dave McPartlan

Dave McPartlan spent over 30 years in secondary education. As pastoral assistant headteacher for the final 12 years he was responsible for the welfare system at a large comprehensive academy. He introduced a whole school mental health strategy before leaving to start a PhD at the University of Cumbria, looking in to the efficacy of such strategies. Now in the second year of his PhD he is also leading an Emerging Minds Special Interest Research Group exploring how young people can take responsibility for their own mental health.
Dave McPartlan
Dave McPartlan spent over 30 years in secondary education. As pastoral assistant headteacher for the final 12 years he was responsible for the welfare system at a large comprehensive academy. He introduced a whole school mental health strategy before leaving to start a PhD at the University of Cumbria, looking in to the efficacy of such strategies. Now in the second year of his PhD he is also leading an Emerging Minds Special Interest Research Group exploring how young people can take responsibility for their own mental health.
  • Mental Health in schools: learning lessons from the past

    Whilst the pandemic may be a contributory factor, the increase in mental health problems from one in eight to one in six between 2017 and today is alarming and needs addressing urgently. Unfortunately, it seems that recent changes in education have impacted negatively YP emotional wellbeing.

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