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Ben Walden is an international speaker and workshop leader in the realm of education. He has been a main keynote speaker at many conferences in Europe, Asia, the Americas and Australia. He also works with many individual schools, looking at themes of leadership and inspiring communication with both staff and - especially - students. In the 1990's he played several leading roles in London's West End theatre and as a member of the inaugural company at the new Shakespeare's Globe. He has also spoken on leadership and the arts at many business conferences, including at both Harvard and Columbia Business Schools.

Nick Barnes is a young people’s psychiatrist who works for the Haringey Adolescent Outreach team as well as being an Honorary Lecturer at University College London. With over the 15 years of involvement in CAMHS work, supported by nearly 20 years of voluntary youth sector involvement, and training as a Cognitive Analytic Therapist, Nick has been keen to find broader offer for children, young people and their families to enable them to address emotional and mental health difficulties.

GED FLYNN is Chief Executive of the national charity PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide. PAPYRUS was founded in 1997 by parents who had lost a child to suicide. PAPYRUS covers the whole of the UK from its bases in London, Cheshire and the West Midlands. It runs a national helpline called HOPELineUK for children and young people with thoughts of suicide and anyone worried about them. PAPYRUS also delivers suicide prevention and intervention training as well as being a campaigning organisation. Ged studied theology and philosophy at Durham before undertaking postgraduate studies in Pastoral Leadership in Dublin. He is a member of HM Government National Suicide Prevention Strategy Advisory Group and its equivalent body in Welsh Government. He also represents PAPYRUS on various other national bodies such as the National Police Working Group on Suicide Prevention and the National Suicide Prevention Alliance. He has a particular interest in grief education and how we experience and deal with significant change and loss

Adrian Porter was born and grew up in Bristol. He joined the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in 1978 and completed studies in Theology at Heythrop College, London (1980-83), and Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford University (1985-87), and the postgraduate certificate of teacher training at Liverpool Hope University (1987-88). He was ordained priest in 1988. He has taught at Marquette University High School (USA, 1983-85) and St Ignatius College (London, 1988-94) and was Head Master of St Aloysius College (Glasgow, 1995-2004) and Wimbledon College (2004-2011). He is currently the Provincial Delegate for Education, responsible for supporting the eleven Jesuit schools in the UK and also working collaboratively to develop the identity and mission of Jesuit schools in Europe. He also works with state and independent schools of other religious congregations and in dioceses. His interests include philosophy, music and the performing arts.

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