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Iron Mill College Online Conference - Thursday 29th October 2020

Boys2Men: How can we support the mental health and wellbeing of boys and young men?


Including Special Guest Keynote Speakers / Presenters: 

Simon Weston CBE, Author, Professional Motivational Speaker
Ben Nuss, School Counsellor
Gary Bloom, Sports Psychotherapist, and presenter of On the Sporting Couch, TALKsport radio
Vince Parkes, Creative Director of RMD Adventure Learning

  • This 1-day Online Conference is for anyone committed to the mental health and wellbeing of boys and young men.
  • Includes keynote speeches from Simon Weston CBE, internationally recognised author and motivational speaker and President of the DEBRA Charity; Ben Nuss, School Counsellor undertaking research into how men engage in counselling; Gary Bloom, considering the importance of sport contexts for counselling and Vince Parkes, Creative Director of RMD Adventure Learning which aims to transform the lives of young people affected by adverse childhood experiences.
  • Workshops will be provided by Gary Bloom and by Siobhan Down, CEO of Yellow Brick Road Charity, Sean Flynn and Delena Ritter (Therapists and Lecturers at Iron Mill College).
  • Valuable networking opportunities with a range of interdisciplinary professionals, including counsellors, therapists, teachers, pastoral care and mental health practitioners, youth workers, parents, carers and more. The day also includes a 2-course lunch and refreshments.
  • A CPD Certificate for 8 hours will be issued to attendees. 

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Course Details

The transition to adulthood for boys and young men is becoming increasingly difficult. Their journey from childhood appears to be more difficult than that of girls and young women.

In education, they are three times more likely to be excluded for three times as long. They are more likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit disorder and four times more likely to be diagnosed with autism. They are more likely to present with challenging behaviour in schools. Academically, they do less well in all sectors of education.

Over 80% of first time offenders are boys. Over 80% of young people in secure units struggling with addictions are young men. By the time young men reach adulthood, they are more likely to die of suicide than any other cause. (Statistics compiled from Men’s Health Forum, 2016 and GOV.UK. 2019)

This invaluable 1-day conference will offer an opportunity to consider perspectives on what lies behind these statistics. What is the nature of boys and young men’s journey into adulthood? What challenges do they face and what do they tell us that might help?

The conference will be presented by a range of inspirational speakers and creative, experienced workshop facilitators.
Eligibility:

Our conference is open to anyone who is interested in the subject matter. It will be of particular relevance to practitioners and carers who work with young people experiencing difficulties, including counsellors, therapists, teachers, pastoral care and mental health practitioners, youth workers, parents, carers and more.


How to apply:

This event is hosted by

For dates and ticketing information, please visit our Eventbrite page
for this event by clicking here.

Prior to the conference, attendees will be invited to book onto any optional seminars / workshops with places allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, as some workshops / seminars may have limited spaces available. Attendees who have not booked onto any optional seminars / workshops in advance of the conference will be invited to do so at registration on the morning of the conference (subject to remaining availability of places).



This event is hosted by

For dates and ticketing information, please visit our Eventbrite page
for this event by clicking here.
 

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