Navigating Change and Challenge Together For Success and Happiness – Parent Conference 20th January

Anxiety and depression are among the most common emotional problems experienced by children and young people  50% of adult mental illness starts before the age of 15

10% of children and young people (aged 5-16 years) have a clinically diagnosable mental problem
Boys were more likely than girls to have a mental disorder (11% compared with 8%)
Over 2,400 children were victims of sexual exploitation in gangs and groups from August 2010 to October 2011
36% of under-16s played an online gambling-style game on Facebook in the last 7 days
Source: 2015 National Lottery Commissioned Survey


Developing Mental Toughness in our young people has been proven to be a major factor in:
Performance—explaining up to 25% of the variation in performance in individuals
Positive Behaviour—more engaged, more positive, more “can do”
Wellbeing—more contentment, better stress management, less prone to bullying
Aspirations—More ambitious, prepared to manage more risks

Parenting can sometimes feel that you are required to make sure your child’s academic, emotional, psychological, mental, spiritual, physical, nutritional and social needs are met while being careful not to overstimulate, under stimulate, helicopter, or neglect them in a screen free, processes foods free, GM free, negative energy free, plastic free, body positive, socially conscious, egalitarian but also authoritative, nurturing but fostering of independence, pesticide free world and protect them from every danger out there. Everyone has a view on how you should do it and your child constantly reminds you how their friends parents are far more modern. The book about your child just simply hasn’t been written yet and everyone else seems to know how to do it and their family Facebook page advertises the fact too…So it must be true!

Every age brings its challenges. Come and listen to advice from those working with young people in the modern world, share experiences and hear of the latest research, all in a friendly, welcoming and non judgemental environment.

Anxiety in Youth —Dr Christian Buckland— Psychotherapist and Counsellor
Internet Safety—Karl Hopwood—Independent ESafety Expert and member of the UK Council for Child Internet Safety
Challenge—Ian Warwick—Ways to increase creativity and intellectual curiosity
Mental Toughness—Steve Oakes—Director of AQR International Education Division
Movement for Cognitive Development in the Early Years—Professor Pat Preedy
Girls on Board—Andrew Hampton— An approach to help girls in early adolescence navigate the often troubled waters of friendship problems
Child Psychiatrist—Dr Fivos Cacoullis
Young Gamblers Educational Trust—Adrian Sladdin — The problems of gambling and social gaming
I Can and I Am—Inspiring confidence in every individual—James Shone

Register Today –
Saturday 20th January – 9am to 4pm
Parents, Families, Educators and Mental Health Professionals working together to support our young in the modern world.