3.1 Young people's mental health: diversity and inequality

We will now focus on young people's mental and emotional wellbeing, as a way of exploring how social divisions create diverse and unequal health experiences for young people.

Earlier in the unit we cited claims that young people today are experiencing an increase in mental health problems. What is certainly clear is that there has been an increasing concern in the media and elsewhere about young people's mental health, resulting in a range of reports and initiatives.

But ho
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2.3 Towards a critical framework

Is it possible to construct an alternative framework for understanding young people's health, and if so, what resources might we need to draw on to do so?

A cultural perspective can help us to see constructions of adolescent mental health as interwoven with histories of ‘youth concern’. Recent debates about young people's wellbeing can be seen as an extension of more general anxieties about the state of contemporary childhood (James and Prout, 1997). A Foucauldian analysis wo
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6 What next?

This unit has introduced you to some of the current understandings about the development of the young child's brain and the implications these have for learning and teaching.

You will also have a series of notes about key aspects of your work in the unit which can be used as the basis for the wider dissemination of your conclusions. Our Dissemination Activities cover, for example:

  1. Sharing ideas with parents and carers.

  2. Sharing i
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