Resilient Young Minds – Nov 2018
Resilient Young Minds – A revolutionary approach to wellbeing –
#NoOneisBroken – do you want to learn more and be part of the (r)evolution?
How can we best support our young people? In an age where the statistics point to a mental health crisis, we believe there might be a powerful simple answer to support children.
In 2018 our conference shared a message of hope for Young People – it showed that they:
- Are not broken
- Do not need to be ‘fixed’
- Have resilience, resourcefulness and wellbeing inbuilt
The legacy of the conference is to create a support network of like-minded people (both old and young) to reach out and help point our young people back in touch with their true nature. You can check out the legacy document CLICK HERE FOR THE LINK.
Here’s a reminder of the conference speakers
Changing Minds in Challenging Times:
Robin Lockhart is the Commonwealth Youth Work Ambassador working extensively in London exploring ways of working with youth violence and gangs. His talk is called ‘Changing Minds in Challenging Times. Check out this podcast with him as he shares how troubled youngsters need to connect back to their innate health and wellbeing. This 1 min video gives a flavour of his talk
Wellbeing in Schools:
Liz Scott and Stu Newberry are wellbeing coaches working with leaders and teams in education. Liz and Stu have trained hundreds of teachers and leaders. They believe that health leaders and teachers will lead to a culture change in schools around wellbeing. Check out this podcast where Liz and Stu describe their work. This 60 second video shares the theme behind their talk
Evidence for this Revolutionary Approach:
Elizabeth Lovius pulls no punches as she shares the evidence behind the Inside-Out understanding. Elizabeth is passionate about supporting young people to empower them to find their way in the world.In this podcast Elizabeth explores the evidence behind supporting young people through the Inside-Out understanding. Elizabeth sums up her conference talk here.
Beyond the Labels:
Sam Munslow is a parent, educator and coach. She clearly sees the danger of only seeing the child’s ‘label’. When parents and teachers look beyond the label to the whole child, then a different world opens up. When we start to see beyond the narrow confines of what is ‘normal’ then we can connect human to human. You can listen to Sam’s no-nonsense style in this podcast. Check out her 60 second conference talk summary here.
Vision for the Future:
Jamie Smart is an international best-selling author and executive coach. He clearly sees that the mental health crisis we are currently facing is rooted in a misunderstanding of how the mind actually works. Jamie has a simple clear message that cuts through to the heart of the issue. In this podcast he powerfully shares his thoughts on the roots of the current mental health crisis. Here’s a 60 second video summarising his talk.
Wellbeing is a Constant:
Ian Watson is an international speaker and facilitator. He will be joined by his daughter Alicia was diagnosed with an eating disorder 2 years ago. She is now in perfect health – but back then the family experienced a fear-based health system that seemed to exacerbate the problem. Ian knew that Alicia’s wellbeing was a constant and that’s what he pointed to in her. It was this that made the difference (check out Ian’s short video here). Here’s a short video from Alicia recalling the importance of wellbeing in her recovery. This podcast with Alicia and Ian Watson reflects on their journey through this tough time
No-one is Broken:
Dr Rani Bora is a psychiatrist and wellness coach and she looks beyond the medical diagnosis to the core and essence of each of her patients and clients. Rani had a deep personal realisation a few years ago – she saw that she wan’t broken (and couldn’t be broken). From that she saw that it was the same for her clients and this is her hopeful message. Rani runs the Wellbeing podcast series – check it out here.
The missing link in working with ‘difficult’ youth:
Jacquie Moses has the ability to connect deeply with young people, regardless of their behaviour and actions. Jacquie understands that beyond the bravado and insecurity – there is a core of love, compassion and hope. As well as working with youth Jacquie spends time with offenders in prisons, helping them to see beyond their fears and beliefs. In this podcast she has a conversation with a former Assistant Chief Constable describing her work.
The Obsession with Success:
Grayson Hart is a professional rugby player (London Scottish). Grayson understands the importance of wellbeing for sports professionals and youngsters alike. Athletes and sportswomen and men – often see that their wellbeing is dependent on being selected, on winning and playing well. However Grayson has a different message. He sees that you don’t need to strive or win to experience wellbeing. In this podcast Grayson explores this message further You can see a short snippet of what he plans to talk about in this video
Sponsors and Collaborators
Liz and Stu from Coaching Connect work extensively in schools supporting mental health and wellbeing for staff and pupils
The Clay Factory is a space for organisations, charities, artists and businesses to gather, meet and network.
Thanks to Upliftconnect.com for sponsorship. Uplift combines the gift of intimate live events with the power of the internet to reach the world.
We (Liz and Stu from Coaching Connect) couldn’t run this conference without help from these other collaborators/supporters.
The Wisdom and Wellbeing Collective – Uncovering the mental wealth of young people
The Web of Wellbeing – Helping young people see the power of innate wellbeing
World Clarity – Psychological freedom for all