stem4 Parent Conference on Teenage Mental Health
Event on 2017-03-20 19:00:00
stem4 will be holding their first parent conference on teenage mental health issues. This is part of Wimbledon College's school-wide initiative aimed at highlighting and addressing the issues surrounding mental health. The conference is aimed at parents who have children in secondary school and want to know more about mental health trends, both developmental as well as common mental ill health problems in children and young people. This conference will help parents develop their awareness of mental health, understand how mental health affects learning, and identify strategies which could help everyone manage their child’s mental well-being. Focusing on early identification and intervention, the conference will be covering four specific areas of mental health – eating disorders; anxiety and depression; self-harm and addiction; – providing evidence-based information to promote best practice and share common experiences. This will also involve some practical sessions on topics such as ‘how to talk to your teenager’. This will also provide a forum to discuss issues and concerns. Some other topics include: What sorts of issues to expect at various developmental stages Building emotional resilience Common mental health problems What can you as parents do to help manage these issues Early signs of a developing mental ill health condition and steps you can take Supporting a child or young person with a mental ill-health condition Preventing relapse Supporting yourself The conference will feature well-known speakers including Dr Nihara Krause (Consultant Clinical Psychologist), Iain Maitland (writer of the book: ‘Dear Michael, Love Dad’) along with his son Michael, actor Rosie Day, and parent Miriam George. We hope you can join us. All proceeds from the tickets contribute to the charities ongoing work with teenagers around the United Kingdom. Ticket includes tea and coffee.
at Wimbledon College
Peckham, United Kingdom