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Developing Minds: Mental Health, Children & Young People featuring Dan Siegel

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Dan Siegel |  Mary Welford |  Tamsin Ford |  Geoff Thompson MBE
4 Hours 03 Minutes
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Feb 08, 2019
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Children's Mental Health Week Conference 2019 run in partnership with Place2Be

With Dr Dan Siegel, Professor Peter Fonagy, Professor Tamsin Ford, Dr Mary Welford and Geoff Thompson MBE


This cutting-edge recording, run in partnership with Place2Be, will provide the latest insights and most effective methods for working with children, young people and all those involved in mental health.

Join Dr. Dan Siegel, one of the world’s foremost neuroscientists, New York Times best-selling authors and experts on child and adolescent mental health as well as many other leading experts on the latest and most effective methods to assess and work with the developing mind.

This is your exclusive opportunity to learn directly from Dr. Siegel, Professor Peter Fonagy, Professor Tamsin Ford, Dr. Mary Welford and Geoff Thompson MBE in an inspiring learning environment where you'll experience the latest, most effective and researched methods that are proven to help young people. Combining insights from the field of neuroscience, attachment, trauma and mindfulness, along with didactic and experiential learning methods, this conference will equip you in developing new tools and thinking around child and adolescent mental health. Register today and immerse yourself in this fantastic educational experience.

This is the perfect way to deepen your learning and understanding and come away feeling rejuvenated and renewed to better help young people and the communities that you work in.



This online program is worth 4.0 hours CPD.


Dan Siegel's Profile

Dan Siegel Related seminars and products

Dan Siegel, M.D., is currently clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine where he is on the faculty of the Center for Culture, Brain, and Development and the founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center. An award-winning educator, he is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and recipient of several honorary fellowships. Dan Siegel is also the Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute, an educational organization, which offers online learning and in-person lectures that focus on how the development of mindsight in individuals, families and communities can be enhanced by examining the interface of human relationships and basic biological processes.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Daniel J. Siegel is a clinical professor at the UCLA School of Medicine.  He is the executive director of the Mindsight Institute.  He is an author for W.W. Norton publishing and receives royalties.  He is an author for Bantam publishing and receives royalties.  He is an author for Guilford Press and receives royalties.  He is an author for Tarcher/Penguin and receives royalties.  He is an author for Random House and receives royalties.  He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Dr. Daniel J. Siegel has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

Mary Welford's Profile

Mary Welford Related seminars and products


Dr Mary Welford is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist working in the South West of England and Chair of the Compassionate Mind Foundation. Mary is particularly interested in the application of Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) across the spectrum of human experiences, from anxiety and depression to psychosis and personality difficulties. In addition to her private practice work, Mary has developed a Compassion in Schools program and trains a range of individuals in Compassion Focused Therapy both in the UK and overseas. Mary is the author of “The Compassionate Mind Approach to Building Your Self Confidence” and "Compassion Focused Therapy for Dummies".

Tamsin Ford's Profile

Tamsin Ford Related seminars and products


Tamsin Ford is Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at UEMS. She completed her clinical training at the Bethlem and Maudsley Hospitals and her PhD at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London supported by a Wellcome Clinical Fellowship. She moved her MRC Clinician Scientist Award to Exeter in 2007. The group of researchers that she leads studies the effectiveness of services and interventions to support the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people, with an increasing focus on schools.

In addition, Tamsin is the lead for the medical school in relation to integrated clinical academic training for junior doctors and medical students; she is also an honorary consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist at Devon Partnership Trust. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, the Chair of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Surveillance Service, and a founder member of the Child Outcome Research Consortium (CORC) and on the Board of the Association of Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH).

Geoff Thompson MBE's Profile

Geoff Thompson MBE Related seminars and products

Geoff Thompson MBE a former world champion athlete and one of the country's most respected sports administrators and youth activists, succeeds Mark Stephens CBE, who is stepping down after eight years at the helm. Raised in Hackney, Mr Thompson has unique connections to east London and is a lifelong advocate of the role that education, sport and culture play in improving the lives of young people. During a distinguished sporting career, he was the world heavyweight karate champion and world team karate champion between 1982 and 1986 and won more than 50 national and international titles. Following his retirement from competitive sport, he established himself as an influential sports politician and administrator, taking on numerous public and private sector appointments with the aim of promoting equality, diversity and inclusion at all levels of society. He is the Founder and Executive Chair of the Youth Charter, a UK-based international charity and United Nations Non-Governmental Organisation that uses the ethics of sport and artistic excellence to tackle the problems of educational non-attainment, health inequality, anti-social behaviour and crime in some of the UK's most troubled communities. His public and private sector appointments include chairing Sport England's Advisory Group on Racial Equality in Sport and serving as a member of its grant assessment panel. Among other appointments, he has been a director of the Sports Council Trust Company, a board member of the New Opportunities fund, an honorary fellow of the former Institute of Leisure, Amenities and Mangement, fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and independent assessor for the Office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments. In 1995, Mr Thompson was appointed an MBE for his services to sport and last year he was included in the Top 100 BAME (Black and Minority Ethnic) Leaders in Business list, in association with the Sunday Times.

Target Audience

Counsellors, psychotherapists, school leaders, SENCOs, teachers, parents, psychologists, psychiatrists, mental health workers, nurses, doctors, any one involved in children and adolescent mental health.





Welcome and house keeping: Tracy Jarvis and Catherine Roche


Dr. Dan Siegel: Developing Healthy Minds –

What neuroscience tells us about how we can support children and young people.


Tea & coffee break


Professor Tamsin FordSchools and Mental Health


Dr. Dan Siegel, Professor Tamsin Ford, Dr. Patrick Johnston, Geoff Thompson MBE: 

Panel Discussion – The landscape for children and young people’s mental health




Dr. Dan Siegel: How the modern world impacts on young minds. What we know/understand about the impact of things like social media, exam pressure and other external modern pressures may have on brain development.


Professor Peter Fonagy: New understanding of mental disorders in adolescents. 


Tea and coffee break


Dr. Mary Welford"What's compassion got to do with it?"


Dr. Dan Siegel, Dr. Mary Welford, Geoff Thompson MBE, Professor Peter Fonagy, Niki Cooper.

Panel discussion: How can we support our children in the modern world


Closing Remarks





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