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On January 18 – 2024, Margot Peeters and Emilia Barakova shared their perspectives on ways to support mentally healthier younger people. More than 50 people tuned in for their Lunch & Learn lecture.

If you were unable to make it to the meeting, feel free to watch it below.  

About this Lunch & Learn meeting: 1 in 3 young people have mental health problems, increasing the likelihood of risky behaviour and addictions. Especially young people with a lower socio-economic position struggle with their way of being. “More equality in education and technologies for talent development are much needed,” says youth researcher Margot Peeters (UU). She calls on researchers from other disciplines to help think about a joint approach. From her Social Robotics Lab, Emilia Barakova (TU/e) sees immediate technological opportunities, for these young people but also for a broader scope.