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Iron Mill College Conference - Poole, Spring 2019: Saturday 16th March

Second Annual Poole Conference

Young People In The 21st Century: What have we learned? Where do we go from here?


Including Special Guest Keynote Speakers / Presenters: 

Mick Cooper, Professor of Counselling Psychology at University of Roehampton and Author.

Joanna Fortune, Director at SOLAMH - Parent Child Relationship Clinic.

Neil Young, Specialist Consultant & Facilitator (Gender & Sexual Identities).

Dr Sarah Hodge, Lecturer in Psychology & Cyberpsychology at University of Bournemouth.

Sean Flynn, Therapist & Lecturer at Iron Mill College. 

  • Following the success of our 2018 conference 'Promoting Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing in Young People' we are holding our second 1 day conference for anyone committed to the mental health and wellbeing of young people. Held in the impressive surroundings of Canford School near Wimborne, Dorset.
  • Includes keynote speeches from Mick Cooper, internationally recognised authority in the field of counselling and psychotherapy and Professor of Counselling Psychology at University of Roehampton and Joanna Fortune, director of SOLAMH in Dublin. Further contributions come from Neil Young (Consultant & Facilitator at Neil Young Consultancy, specialising in Transgender issues) and Dr Sarah Hodge (lecturer in Psychology and Cyberpsychology at Bournemouth University).
  • Workshops will be provided by our keynote speakers and by Sean Flynn (Lecturer at Iron Mill College, specialising in Creative Arts Therapies and Counselling Children and Adolescents). 
  • 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 lunch and refreshments will be provided, as well as a certificate for 8 hours of CPD for attendees. 

Our Second Annual Iron Mill College Pool Conference is set in the beautiful grounds of Canford School:

Course Details

An exciting conference for all those interested in providing and promoting counselling and psychotherapy, emotional well-being and mental health in young people. 

More tolerant and diverse, more globalised and plugged in, and yet more mental health problems and complex needs. How do we ensure that young people receive support tailored to their unique culture and development? Following the success of our 2018 Poole conference 'Promoting Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing in Young People' we are revisiting the topic to find out what we've learned and where we go from here. 

This conference allows participants to consider the challenges and opportunities of supporting young people in the face of a society beset with constant and rapid change. 



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:

Simply sign up using the booking form on this web page - supplying the requested details and paying the applicable fee (please see the 'Fees' tab for further information and details of other ways to pay)You will need to pay the full relevant conference fee in order to reserve a place at the conference. There are limited places available, which are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

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).


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