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WHAT TEENAGERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LIFE IN ORDER TO LIVE IT WELL with Dr Margot Sunderland (award-winning author and expert)

WHAT TEENAGERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LIFE IN ORDER TO LIVE IT WELL with Dr Margot Sunderland (award-winning author and expert)
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March 20, 2021 10:00 am until March 20, 2021 4:30 pm

WHAT TEENAGERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LIFE IN ORDER TO LIVE IT WELL with Dr Margot Sunderland (award-winning author and expert)

Live stream conference (via Zoom)
10.00pm-4.30pm (GMT)

Please purchase your place via the online booking link and we will send you full instructions on how to join the live stream. For any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us: info@childmentalhealthcentre.org

About the conference

Margot Sunderland will provide a wealth of vital tools, techniques and knowledge (from neuroscience and psychology) for professionals to help teenagers to live life well, to ‘suffer well’ and rise again if they hit rock bottom. The training is intended to empower teenagers to be able to make informed decisions, instead of living their lives blighted by painful unresolved emotions, living dangerously, failed relationships and body harming. 

Whilst current PSHE mental health programmes (Personal, Social and Health Education) for teenagers address such issues as sexual consent, safety around use of social media, and self-image, the intense emotions that smash teenagers and adults against the rocks so to speak, and drive them to hurt each other or themselves, often remain unaddressed. PSHE often teaches teenagers how to just ‘manage their feelings’; for most people, this simply doesn’t work. If for example, you try to ‘manage’ your panic attacks you will still have panic attacks. If you are given a PSHE worksheet to boost your self-esteem, when deep down you ‘know’ you are scum, you will still think you are scum. The neurochemical and physiological forces of anxiety, depression, shame, social defeat, rejection, self-loathing etc. are just too strong. If any other school subject, e.g. chemistry or maths, failed to use a sound up-to-date knowledge-base there would rightly be an outcry. In contrast, Dr Sunderland will draw on 30 years of peer-reviewed psychological and neuroscience studies about the human condition, applied to the highs and lows of the life of the teenager, so we can have far more hope of empowering vulnerable teenagers to use life well and for society to become healthier for all.

What you'll learn from attending?

  • Take away key tools, techniques and ways of being that support and empower vulnerable young people
  • Understand underlying causes of depression and anxiety (including panic attacks, heart palpitations, somatisation, phobia, social anxiety, worry, catastrophising)
  • Gain confidence in what to say and how to attune and empathise
  • Help young people to reflect on their negative feelings
  • Be moved by very powerful film footage of adult-child interactions that support the healing process
  • Consider what schools and communities can do to prevent children and young people developing depression and anxiety  

Dr Margot Sunderland

margot sunderland

Director of Education and Training at The Centre for Child Mental Health, London. Honorary Visiting Fellow at London Metropolitan University, Associate member of The Royal College of Medicine and Child Psychotherapist with over 30 years’ experience of working with children and teenagers. Author of over 20 books in the field of child mental health. What Every Parent Needs to Know (Dorling Kindersley) won First Prize in the British Medical Association Medical Book awards 2007 (Popular Medicine section). Originator of ‘Helping Where it Hurts’, a therapy programme for troubled children in North London schools.

For more details about Dr Margot Sunderland: www.margotsunderland.org

Chair: Ellie Baker


Ellie is a UKCP registered Integrative Child Psychotherapist and Co-Director of the Teenage Therapeutic Counselling Diploma (IATE, London). Ellie is a returning guest trainer for Integrative Child Psychotherapy, The Therapeutic Arts Diploma (IATE, London). She is a Lead Trainer for Trauma Informed School UK and is Director of the London Based course. Ellie has been a Chair for The Centre for Child Mental Health for over 15 years and regularly presents for CCMH at conferences. An Educational Consultant, Supervisor and Key-Note Speaker Ellie is also a Consultant and Trainer in Parenting and Communication Skills. Founder of HeartSpace, Holistic, Education and Art Related Therapies. Ellie has worked for over 25 years with children and young people across a variety of settings, including Education, The Community, and CAMHS as well as in private practice. Ellie is passionate about working with the Arts and Storytelling to help develop Emotional Health and Well Being to all people.



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