Presenter: Mel Wilson
Title: Can we learn from the pandemic about closing the digital divide for children and young people, needing mental health interventions?
To advise conference attendees of the preliminary findings of my research with Mental Health professionals who moved online with Children & Young People during the pandemic. The study has explored together the aspects of the possible and they ways in which reaching some children has been hard to impossible.
Observations on the difficulties of online work for some CYP, and the advantages for other. The study has explored the aspects of the possible and they ways in which reaching some children has been hard to impossible. How can the digital divide be addressed.
Mel Wilson is a PhD student with Horizon CDT at Nottingham University. Her research is around “Vulnerability in Children & Young People; The effects of the pandemic online & offline.” She is an accredited psychotherapist with the National Counselling Society working with children, young people and adults using therapeutic play. Since the start of lockdown Mel has seen all her clients solely online and her research focus encompasses this experience and the effects she and other therapists have witnessed. Prior to lockdown Mel was researching therapeutic interventions in schools centered around LED sabre work with groups of vulnerable children in primary education.