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HeadStart Wolverhampton - Spring Conference '17
Thu 27 April 2017, 09:00 – 15:00 BST
HeadStart is a Big Lottery funded project to support the mental well-being and resilience of 10-16 year olds in Wolverhampton. HeadStart provide and commission projects, resources, services and support which raise awareness of issues of mental health in young people, and support them in understanding and addressing the challenges they may face. HeadStart is an early intervention and resilience-building programme which aims to reduce the number of young people requiring specialist mental health services. For further information about HeadStart Wolverhampton, please visit www.headstart.fm.
HeadStart are delighted to invite professionals and partners from the health, education, welfare, police and voluntary sectors to attend the HeadStart Spring Conference on 27th April at Wolverhampton Science Park.
Confirmed keynote speakers for the event are Jackie Beere OBE, BEd, MBA, NPQH and Dr Margo Sunderland with further speakers to be confirmed. A range of workshops will also be available to delegates, and the event will give attendees the chance to engage directly with the HeadStart team, and to find out about the opportunities and programmes available to organisations and young people in our city.
Jackie Beere is a leading educational trainer and consultant, a former Headteacher, School Improvement Partner, Advanced Skills Teacher, AST Assessor, life coach and NLP Master Practitioner. She is also a successful author of many books including The Perfect Teacher and The Perfect (Ofsted) Lesson & Grow: Change Your Mindset Change Your Life.
Dr Margot Sunderland is Director of Education and Training at The Centre for Child Mental Health London, Honorary Visiting Fellow at London Metropolitan University, Associate Member of the Royal College of Medicine, and Child Psychotherapist with over thirty years experience of working with children and families. She is the author of over twenty books in the field of child mental health, which collectively have been translated into eighteen languages and published in twenty-four countries. Her internationally acclaimed book, “The Science of Parenting”, won First Prize in the British Medical Association Medical Book awards 2007 Popular Medicine section. (Paperback version entitled “What Every Parent Needs to Know”). The book, endorsed by one of the world’s leading affective neuroscientists, Professor Jaak Panksepp, is the result of ten years research on the long-term effects of adult-child interaction on the developing brain. Dr Sunderland has two doctorates, one in child psychotherapy, thesis entitled “The Application of Art and Science to the Psychological Treatment of Children.”
Ken Corish, Online Safety Manager for South-West Grid For Learning (www.swgfl.org). Ken is one of the country's leading authorities on internet safety and digital literacy, and on the effects of digital technologies on the mental well-being of young people.
The event will run from 9am until 3pm, with registration from 8:15am. The event is free of charge to all delegates, including lunch and refreshments.