Raising awareness and an insight to mental health and suicide in young people January Conference 2018.
You are invited to join New Start and the team at our January 2018 conference.
Mental Health and wellbeing has been the most talked about topic for years, yet over the last few years, we have seen an increase of suicide in the young. The conference promises to deliver a powerful, thought provoking and at times, an emotional journey into the lives of people’s own personal tragedy. New Starts conference will offer delegates the opportunity to network and also to gain knowledge and understanding around Mental Health.
When: 26th January 2018 (full day)
Venue: Ribby Hall, Preston
Extras: Lunch provided and sponsor stalls in attendance.
Please see below details of the full agenda
The Geese Theatre Company
The Geese Theatre Company will create an astounding performance through real life stories provided to them from local schools around the painful yet real stories of teenage suicide, mental health, depression and how support is offered within schools.
The Geese Theatre Company creates interactive performances for local, national and international conferences and training events and will be presenting a dynamic performance exploring attachment and the impact that addiction, mental ill health and deprivation can have on the presenting behaviour of young people in our schools. The performance will be interactive, provoking discussion and debate, and delegates will have an opportunity to discuss professional responses and solutions.
Geese Theatre Company is a team of internationally renowned BAFTA and Butler Trust Award winning theatre practitioners working with socially excluded and marginalised groups such as offenders, young people at risk, patients in mental health settings, and professionals who work with these client groups.
“I don’t believe any other method of delivery could have achieved the impact that it had. I will definitely be using Geese Theatre Company again.” Learning & Development Advisor; Carmarthenshire County Council.
“It was brilliant! It was seamless, interactive, engaging and so professional the audience members thought the actors had worked as key workers – their knowledge came across as being very strong. You stole the show!” DWP Jobcentre Plus Partnership Manager
A brave and wonderful Mother tells the harrowing story of how her beautiful, talented and popular son was introduced to people who made him feel he didn’t belong in society and how it took just ten weeks for him to fall in to depression, bullying, threats and how the only way he saw out was suicide. She will talk about whom he was and his amazing achievements, how proud she was of him and the impact his death has had on the family and their life.
Adult Mental Health Services and the Harbour
Dr Hoy is a Consultant Psychologist who works at the Harbour and has a specialist interest in personality disorder. Helen Scott is a Registered Mental Nurse and Registered General Nurse who manages the services at the Harbour, a 154 bedded mental Health hospital in Blackpool. The presentation will give an overview of the structure of adult and older adult mental health services. The different kinds of mental health presentation will be discussed. This will include various types of therapeutic intervention offered at different levels of care. There will also be an overview of the facilities at the Harbour. This will be followed by a question and answer session.
‘As a full time teacher, there is always a lot of pressure to always perform, reach targets, teach to the best of your ability and have a life outside teaching. To be phoned up out of the blue during a rare free lesson to be told that your best friend has committed suicide makes the world just stop.’ Ellen will be speaking about the impact of suicide both on a personal and professional level and will also give an insight into what it is really like to live and work through such a tragedy.
An ex Senior Police Hostage negotiator and suicide intervention lead for the North West region.
‘Having attended too many suicide attempts and sadly suicides themselves and witnessing the impact on individuals, families, carers and professionals often unprepared emotionally, this took me to the next phase in my career as a counsellor.’
Pauline will share her experience of her time in the Police as a Senior Hostage Negotiator and the impact this had on both professionals in her team and also the families she worked with. She will also discuss the importance of post incident debriefing after any critical incident and the emotional impact this has.
About New Start
At New Start we contribute to the health and well-being of communities by providing the tools and strategies to foster resilience. We support schools through the provision of a personalised, tailored approach that holistically fits the schools context and ethos.
Our team of counsellors are highly qualified and skilled to support children, young people and adults around many issues and concerns, some of which include;
- Self harm
- Significant loss (including divorce and separation)
- Low self esteem
- Physical and sexual abuse
- Domestic violence
- Vulnerable children and young people
- Specialist support for looked after children