wellbeing event

The impact of Covid-19 on secondary student wellbeing across Europe: How did the UK compare?

  • Monday 12th December 2022 at 4:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Free
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There’s no denying that the Covid-19 pandemic has had a broad and complex effect on an entire generation of students. But what do those students really think and feel? How did the pandemic, the associated lockdowns, and disruption to their school and social lives impact their wellbeing, learning and development?

We’re part of a European group of partners from across Bulgaria, Spain and Italy; together, we sought to understand the impact of the pandemic on education and on the experiences of students, teachers and parents.

Working alongside these partners since October 2020, we developed an active research programme across Europe known as the Well-Be project and funded by Erasmus+. This crucial research has explored the impact of the pandemic on the mental health, wellbeing, learning and development of young people aged 14-19 across the UK, Bulgaria, Spain, and Italy – and the impact on teachers and parents – by surveying students, teachers and parents in our respective countries.

Whether you’re a teacher, headteacher, or safeguarding lead, you’ll discover:

  • Key statistics and findings from the research programme.
  • The far-reaching impact of the pandemic on students’ mental health, wellbeing, learning and development.
  • The impact of ‘crisis stress’ on the mental health and wellbeing of young people.
  • How the impact on UK students compared with students across Europe.
  • What we can learn from the research to better prepare for future
  • How our practical teacher toolkit (developed in response to the research findings) can support you to better understand and navigate the ongoing challenges presented by the pandemic.

You can download the full research report and a much needed practical guidebook for teachers for FREE here.

For more information on this project, visit the Well-Be Project website.


Monday 12th December 2022


This event will be held on Zoom. Those that are booked on will receive an invitation & guidance document prior to the session.

Please do sign on 5 minutes before the start time for a prompt start.


Start 16:00 – 18:00 Finish