GO Parent Conference 2020
Talking Mental Health & Wellbeing - Friday 6 November 2020
On Friday 6 November 2020, Godolphin will host our highly acclaimed GO Parent conference and we are delighted to extend this invitation to you. As with most things in 2020, this year’s conference will take a slightly different format and we will be presenting a virtual event. The focus will be on mental health and wellbeing in uncertain times and how as parents and teachers, we can best support our young people.
Our speakers are inspirational and I am sure they will offer some no-nonsense much needed guidance. As with last year’s conference, the knowledge and expertise of our speakers is both diverse and relevant and this year’s line-up is not to be missed.
We are delighted to announce that as a GO Parent ticket holder, you will be entitled to access our full content for an additional seven days following the conclusion of our live series of talks and Q&A session.
“ This is set to be a fantastic day and in a year like no other, I am sure it will be more pertinent than ever in order that we can support each other to better understand our young people. We would be most grateful if you could help us to share this link amongst your friends and family. ”
- Dr Sara Kayat, is a practising GP, she is also well known for her appearances on Channel 5's GPs Behind Closed Doors, ITV's This Morning, resident GP, ITV News. Dr Sara is an advocate of maintaining good health and will advise us on the five steps to wellbeing.
- Poorna Bell, award-winning journalist and author who specialises in women’s issues, BAME, fitness and mental health.
- Dick Moore who has spoken at over 350 schools, universities, businesses and conferences both in the UK and overseas. Dick’s talk is entitled ‘Coping with your Adolescent'.
- Lucinda Miller will be talking about the role nutrition and the gut microbiome plays in mental health, and how to help your teens make better nutrition choices to nourish brain and mood.
- Polly Williamson, author of the acclaimed book, ‘Where did I go? Rediscovering My Identity, Lost After a Traumatic Brain Injury' which was published in 2017 will describe her incredible journey.
- Satveer Nijjar, whose talk entitled ‘Attention Seeking or something more? What is self-harm really about?’ is not to be missed. Satveer’s honesty and straightforward approach was particularly well received last year and it is vital that we understand why young people self-harm.
- Amy Forbes-Robertson from It Happens will return again this year to discuss the much-needed age-appropriate messages about Relationships, Sex & Health Education.
- Dr Tim Rogers, elite sport psychiatrist, and Clinical Director from Togetherall, an online service providing access to millions with anxiety, depression and other common mental health issues. Dr Rogers brings a wealth of experience consulting with elite athletes in the UK.
- Lorraine Lee, professional parenting & child development specialist who is passionate about giving young people the best chances possible.
- Alicia Drummond from Teen Tips whose tips have been hugely beneficial to our school communities during lockdown.
- Dr Dominique Thompson, an award-winning GP, young people's mental health expert, TEDx speaker, author and educator, with over 20 years of clinical experience caring for students. She is author of The Student Wellbeing Series and co-author of 'How to Grow a Grown Up'.
- Deana Puccio Ferraro former sex crimes prosecutor from New York City and co-founder of The Rap Project will be talking to us on how 24/7 access to social media, advertising & the Internet affect young women’s self-esteem and body image.
Running order for the day:
Dr Sara Kayat
Breakout Session 1 - Dick Moore, Polly Williamson, Amy Forbes-Robertson, Dr Dominique Thompson
Breakout Session 2 - Alicia Drummond, Lucinda Miller, Satveer Nijjar
Breakout Session 3 - Deana Puccio Ferraro, Lorraine Lee, Dr Tim Rogers
15:30 - 16:30