Mandy to speak at Courageous Conversations

A new era for the mental and emotional wellbeing of young people
Thursday 8 March 9am to 4.30pm –  Milton Abbey School, Dorset

The Courageous Conversations event will bring conference style and expert presenters on mental and emotional health to Milton Abbey School in Dorset for the day. This cutting edge one-day event is for students, parents and all of the Milton Abbey teaching staff. The event is also open to any other interested parents, professionals and establishments.

Milton Abbey Head Master, Magnus Bashaarat is sensitive to these issues and is dedicating a full day out of the school calendar to talk about mental health well-being. He has worked alongside iCAAD to develop this unique event.

He comments ‘Young people’s mental and emotional wellbeing is seldom out of the news. As parents and educators we are all too aware of the pressures and difficulties facing teenagers who are trying to cope with the relatively new phenomenon of 24/7 social media and the reality of their day to day lives being constantly ‘shared’ and commented upon.  Whilst long term research has yet to be done on the impact of this, the short term impact is there for all to see.’  He adds ‘The hope is that those parents who attend ‘Courageous Conversations’ will leave feeling better informed and prepared to engage with their children on these delicate subjects and better able to prevent problems before they arise.’

Running throughout the day there will be an ‘Adults’ and a ‘Students’ programme. Pupils, parents and teachers and will hear from leading expert healthcare professionals and engage in panel discussions, presentations and workshops across a wide range of pertinent topics including: Self-Harm & Eating Disorders; Sex, Love & Relationships; Social media; and Mental health, Depression & Anxiety. More information on the sessions and speakers below:

  • Self-Harm and Eating Disorders presented by Dr Shruthi Guruswamy (Psychiatrist and Consultant at the Priory) and Satveer Nijaar (Founder of Attention Seekers Training).
  • Sex, Love and Relationships presented by Noel McDermott (Psychotherapist, Executive Coach, Trainer and Speaker) and Evelyn Callahan (Non Binary Transmasculine PhD Student studying Trans Healthcare).
  • Mental health Depression and Anxiety presented by Jonny Benjamin MBE (award-winning Mental Health Campaigner, Film Producer, Public Speaker, Writer and Vlogger) and Andy Dunn (ThinkWell).
  • Guest Speaker – Mandy Saligari (Founder and Clinical Director of Charter, Harley Street and regular media spokesperson and expert contributor to Channel 5’s ‘In Therapy’).
  • Guest Speaker – Dr Owen Bowden-Jones (Consultant Psychiatrist and author of The Drug Conversation).
  • Guest Speaker – Jan Willem Poot (Founder of Yes We Can Youth Clinics in the Netherlands).
  • What is it, with Social Media? presented by Chris Martin (CEO, The Mix).
  • Drugs and Alcohol presented by Rosie Johnston (Addictions Counsellor, Author and Journalist).

Register at – £95 general admission, full day pass. Concessions for Students/Statutory/Voluntary.

 For more information, please contact Teresa Quinlan at Love PR, London

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