Child and adolescent mental health is very much in the parenting and educational spotlight. We believe it is something about which we are very aware with strong pastoral care and attention to our pupils’ wellbeing – whatever their age. We are excited to announce that we will be holding a conference here at The New Beacon on 23 – 24 April with a target audience of parents and education professionals. Our aim is to delve deeper into this very important topic.
We would like to invite you to take part and the booking system opens at 9am on 13 January. Click the links below to book for the workshops and evening talk on 23 April, and for the conference on 24 April.
Dick Moore Talk 23 April 7.30-9.30pm. Cost £10. Please click here to book your place (free if you have booked the conference on 24 April – please bring your confirmation.)
Mental Health First Aid Workshop 23 April – 9am-4pm. Cost £70. Please click here to book your place.
Helping Young People Navigate the 21st Century Conference 24 April – 9am-4.30pm. Cost £75. Please note if you are booking multiple places for an organisation please buy your first ticket at £75 and any subsequent tickets (up to a maximum of 5) will cost £50. To book these extra tickets please enter the word multiple in your booking for the discount to be applied. Please click here to book your place.
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Please click the links below to learn more about these workshops, talks and the conference.
Thursday 23 April Day Courses
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)– an accredited course focusing on awareness and on ways to support young people with mental health difficulties.
Evening talk by Dick Moore
Dick is a global speaker on young people’s mental health and well being (in conjunction with the Charlie Waller Memorial trust). Please click here to watch Dick’s powerful TedX talk. Please note if you are booking to attend the conference on Friday entry to Dick’s talk will be free of charge and you will just need to bring your booking confirmation to gain entry. All proceeds will be donated to the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust.
Friday 24 April Day conference 9.00am until 4.30pm
It will feature a range of internationally respected speakers and professionals with the keynote speaker: Dr. Pooky Knightsmith, a renowned speaker on child and adolescent mental health.
9.00 Coffee and Exhibition (Studio)
9.30 Welcome: Mike Piercy, Headmaster
9.40 Keynote address, Pooky Knightsmith: ‘Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE)’
11.00 Natasha Todd, Life Coach: ‘From Stress to Success’
11.30 Kym Herregods, Life Coach: ‘Success = Balance’
12.00 Lunch and exhibition
1300 Richard Burnett, founder, ‘Mindfulness in Schools Project’
14.15 Dr. Nicki Perry, ‘The GP’s View’
14.30 Young people describe their mental health experiences
15.00 Panel Q&A
15.30 Closing address, Pooky Knightsmith: ‘The Importance of Self-Care’
16.00 Close, refreshments, networking
16.30 Conference Ends
More information on the keynote speakers can be found by clicking on the links below.
Pooky is an internationally respected face of child and adolescent mental health, Pooky works tirelessly to ‘be the change she wants to see’. A prolific keynote speaker, lecturer, trainer and author, she develops and shares practical, evidence-informed approaches to promoting mental health – arming health, social care and education staff with the skills, information and knowledge they need to support the children in their care; whilst also working hard to drive collaboration and change at a national and international level amongst politicians and charity, business and service leads.
Pooky has a PhD in child mental health from the Institute of Psychiatry, is the author of six books and is the current vice chair of the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition. She’s also a mum of two who works hard every day to win her own battles against PTSD, anorexia, self-harm and depression. Ted X talk with Pooky.