Essex Vlogs12 June 2022

Episode 7: Brighter Futures - The impact of COVID-19 school closures on social inequalities and mental health in young people

What was the real impact of COVID-19, lockdown and school closures on children's mental health and development? Professor Birgitta Rabe at the Institute for Social and Economic Research speaks to Professor Jules Pretty about her research and how she provided vital evidence which influenced UK Government policy.

Brighter Futures is the film series from the Centre for Public and Policy Engagement at the University of Essex about how research can influence policy and change people's lives.

Watch the full Brighter Futures film short series.

Disclaimer: Closed captions for the film were automatically generated and may not be completely accurate. If you have any queries please email: comms@essex.ac.uk