Anxiety levels and poor mental health are on the rise in children and young people, and as a parent this can feel overwhelming … even at times debilitating. But there’s good news! You, as parents, have incredible power to help your children build strong emotional resilience and a healthy mental wellbeing.
This hour-long event will look at the unique opportunities and pressures facing young people today (including the COVID-19 pandemic) and explore the science of the mind, and why children act and react the way they do. We’ll consider whether this generation is less resilient or whether there really is an epidemic of anxiety.
Katharine Hill, Dr Rob Waller and Dr Kate Middleton will share practical and preventative tools to see your children through the difficult times, as well as build resilience to guard against anxiety and depression.
Katharine Hill is the UK director of Care for the Family. She is a well-known speaker, broadcaster and author of a number of books including her latest book A Mind of Their Own: Building Your Child’s Emotional Wellbeing in a Post-Pandemic World. She is married to Richard and they have four grown-up children and three grandchildren.
Dr Rob Waller is an author, a consultant psychiatrist for the NHS and a director of The Mind and Soul Foundation. He has spoken widely on mental health and spirituality, covering topics such as the role of mental health services, the use of medication and therapy and how the brain works. He’s married to Susanna and has two sons.
Dr Kate Middleton is a psychologist, church leader, and director of the Mind and Soul Foundation. Her particular interest is in helping people of all ages stay emotionally healthy and reach their full potential, especially in life’s tougher times. She lives in Hertfordshire with her husband and two children.
A realisation that resilience can be learnt, and a better knowledge of how it not only helps individuals bounce back from setbacks, but bounce forward in strength, character and development.
An understanding that learning to fail allows your child’s brain to grow and improves their problem-solving skills.
An appreciation of how vital your child’s identity is and strategies to help them become confident in it.
Ideas of how to help your child take healthy risks and an understanding of why this is important.
A re-established confidence in knowing you’re the best person to help your child.
While this event may be more applicable to parents of pre-and early teenage kids, A Mind of their Own offers a wealth of wisdom, knowledge and advice that would benefit any parent. It will equip you to support your children to grow into strong, resilient young people.
… refreshing, encouraging, manageable and realistic.
… so easy to listen to, so reassuring and easy to implement. Loved the action points after each session.
We’ve had some real successes this weekend with one of our children who really struggles. We’ve been able to intervene to guide him to better ways of thinking.