Ask the Expert ‘Screen Time & Mental Health – Balancing the positive with the negative’ recorded lecture

Matt Kempen
Marketing Manager for ACAMH

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Dr. Max Davie on ‘Screen Time & Mental Health – Balancing the positive with the negative’. There then followed a Q & A session facilitated by Professor Barry Carpenter. This is the first in a series of free sessions exclusively for teachers and is an exciting new partnership between ACAMH and Coram Life Education (CLE).

Slides from the session. See the session below or direct from our YouTube channel.

If you are a teacher book now for the session on Thursday 25 November, 15:45 – 17.00, Ask the Expert ‘Improving Children’s Sleep; The role a teacher can play’ with Dr. Faith Orchard, and Professor Barry Carpenter.

Key Takeaways 

  • Find out about the latest evidence-base, with a balanced understanding of the positive and negative impacts screen time can have on mental health.
  • Discover a practical guide to identify what problematic screen use actually is, and what can be done.
  • Tips, advice, and recommendations on the actions you can take to assist young people.

Free resources

Screen time, social media and developing brains: a cause for good or corrupting young minds? CAMH Editorial: Volume 24, Issue 3, September 2019

Coram Life Education

About the Speakers

Dr. Max Davie
Dr. Max Davie

Dr. Max Davie is a consultant community paediatrician, working in Lambeth as part of Evelina London Community services. He has a special clinical interest in the assessment and diagnosis of neurodevelopmental conditions in school-age children. He is Officer for Health Improvement at the RCPCH, and trustee and founder of the charity ADHD UK.

Barry Carpenter
Professor Barry Carpenter

Professor Barry Carpenter has been appointed to the ACAMH Board with special responsibility for disseminating our work to schools, teachers, and others involved in the education of children and young people. Barry is the UK’s first Chair of Mental Health in Education, at Oxford Brookes University

In a career spanning more than 40 years, Barry has held the leadership positions of Headteacher, Principal, Academic Director, Chief Executive, Inspector of Schools and Director of the Centre for Special Education at Westminster College, Oxford. In 2009, he was appointed by the Secretary of State for Education as Director of the Children with Complex Learning Difficulties and Disabilities Research Project. Since completing that research, Barry has overseen the development of a national project developing online ‘Training materials for teachers of children with severe, profound and complex learning disabilities’

Full bio on ACAMH Board page


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