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Think Family Mental Health 10 Nov 2016 - Colony Community event

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Thursday, 10 November 2016 from 19:00 to 22:00 (GMT)

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This ticket link pre-registers you to attend the full community information evening for adults. You will be sent a confirmation of your registration with further information.
9 Nov 2016 Free  
Registration (Half Time) - Think Family Mental Health 10 Nov 2016
This ticket link pre-registers you to attend half of the community information evening for adults. Come for the first or second half if personal commitments mean you can't make the whole evening. You will be sent a confirmation of your registration with further information.
9 Nov 2016 Free  

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Think Family Mental Health

STRESS, anxiety, depression, self-harm, suicide, abuse, self-esteem, bullying, eating and sleep disorders, substance abuse, happiness, emotional resilience, mindfulness – all words that are now used on a daily basis in the media.

What do we really know - and what should we know about the challenges that mental health themes such as these pose for the future well-being of our family and especially our young people?

Consider some facts (via Young Minds, Mind, the Mental Health Foundation and the Samaritans):

  • 1 in 4 of us will face a mental health problem in our lives;
  • 1 in 5 women aged 16-24 reported self-harming in 2014;
  • 1 in 10 suicides in the UK are by those aged 15-24;
  • Half of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin at 14;
  • Rates of anxiety amongst teenagers have increased by 70% in the past 25 years;
  • 55% of children bullied develop depression as adults;
  • 70 million work days are lost each year due to mental health problems costing employers approx £2.4 billion a year.

The stats go on and on….and are scary! Take any child you know, then add in a group of their friends and do the maths.

Modern society is challenging our young people as they try to navigate the pressures of materialism, social media, family breakdown, bullying, violence, and sexualisation amongst other factors. Regardless of how well we may parent, families may well find themselves on the brink of difficult times and it is clear that almost every one of us will be touched directly or indirectly by mental health issues in our lifetime. It pervades all walks of life and levels of affluence and transcends all social, cultural, religious and gender boundaries.

The next ‘Think Family’ workshop will bring local experts to local people for an evening of presentations covering family well-being, happiness and our young people’s ‘mind health’.

The event is for adults only and is open to all members of the local community, not just school parents.
Entry: £7.50 Advance. £10 Door. Colony Community runs as a not-for-profit project and entrance fees cover event costs and a donation to the hosting school PTA.
PTA refreshments available also support the host school.
Online registration from this page or via the Facebook event page (see below) is advised. Tickets also to be made available via Lymm primary schools.

Event Programme includes:
Event Programme includes talks, videos & information. The speaker panel so far includes: Jo Howarth, author and owner of The Happiness Club; Katie Hughes of No Rain No Rainbows; Toni Mackenzie, author and owner of Inner Depths; Debbie Hayes, Coach and Goulding Sleeptalk Consultant; Roz Edlin of StressWatch; Natacha Thompson of Accord Counselling Services; and Helen Jones of Mindgift. Further organisations may be added.


Ravenbank Community Primary School, Lymm, WA13 OJT

About Colony Community events:
Colony Community is a non-profit making community initiative run by local mum Kirsty James, who is currently seeking sponsorship and funding to provide community and parental engagement events that offer information and support on family well-being issues. Any revenue generated from events covers event costs and any remaining funds are reinvested back into the project to run future events. 



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Ravenbank Community Primary School
Pepper Street
WA13 0JT Cheshire
United Kingdom

Thursday, 10 November 2016 from 19:00 to 22:00 (GMT)

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The Colony Networking Group

The Colony Networking Group was founded in 2010 to organise events that support local businesses as well as local communities in the South Warrington area

From 2010 to 2015, The Colony Networking Group has been providing pay-as-you-go networking events that are informal, friendly and supportive to growth for businesses operating in the Liverpool-Manchester corridor. It has operated on a not-for-profit basis and offered non-membership based networking for those business owners who prefer a less formal and committed style of networking.

2015 saw the introduction of training workshops into the mix of small business events offered. The organisation has also split into two distinct sections - Colony Business and Colony Community

Colony Community launches in June 2015 and will run information events and workshops for parents. Its first event will be on family nutrition and wellbeing. Other topics on the agenda include family finances (wills and pensions), internet safety, and social media for parents.

The objective of The Colony Networking Group is to enable businesses and communities to access information and expertise from local services providers. By keeping business local and looking out for fellow business owners and community members, we can all contribute towards a thriving local business community and achieve 'Success in numbers'. 

Tel: 0844 504 6627


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