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Webinar: The teenage brain for teachers: Implications for mental health in schools

“It is so beneficial hearing scientific processes explained in a simple, easy to digest manner. This is information I can share with students to help them understand what is going on in their brain…”

H4 – The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog

We’ve all been a teenager and know how hard this period can be. A lot of people understand the hormonal changes that teenagers go through and the angst that these can cause, but fewer understand how the brain develops during these formative years. And more importantly, how these changes can impact students’ behaviour and mental health.

In this webinar, retired clinical psychologist and teenage brain expert Dr John Coleman explains the main changes that take place to the adolescent brain and how these changes can affect students’ moods and emotions and their life in school. John will cover fascinating concepts such as:

  • how the brain goes through a ‘pruning’ process
  • the positive and negative results of changes during this time
  • the development of the prefrontal cortex and its nemesis, the amygdala
  • the role of changing hormones, particularly melatonin and dopamine