Events Round Up: April 2018

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clock Released On 16th Apr 2018

Events Round Up: April 2018

We have had a super busy start to 2018; how quickly the first quarter has gone as we now have a short window to sit back and reflect following our Easter indulgence of hot cross buns and chocolate!  We have a very busy few months coming up so we encourage you to make the most of your lunch break and book into some of our spring / summer events

Looking back

We welcomed a number of new speakers and topics to our Q1 programme as we learnt about Personal Brand, Paediatric First Aid and Children’s Health, Women on Boards, Dyslexia and how we can improve our own Sleep patterns.  For those of you who missed the very interesting event on Dyslexia, I recommend that you visit the BDA website for lots of great resources to help those of you with dyslexia, or parents of dyslexic children.  Information includes how to get diagnosis, how your school must provide special support once you have the diagnosis, right up to what musical instruments are favoured by dyslexic children.

Claire Harvey was our inspirational speaker for International Women’s Day.  Please take a few moments to read her Q&A in this newsletter.  One of her key messages is that children mirror people they meet and see, so it is very important that they are exposed to a range of people throughout their lives.  If you want to learn more about Diversity Role Models, please visit their website.

May includes Mental Health Awareness week

We have a number of Mental Health talks in the diary, including our keynote speech with Jonny Benjamin MBE and Neil Laybourn.  They met 10 years ago when Jonny was about to commit suicide by jumping off Waterloo Bridge.  Neil was a passer-by on his way to work and started chatting to him.  This chance interaction changed both their lives and their story is truly inspirational.  I hope you can join us on 23rd May for this exciting event (book here) – you may want to bring some tissues…

Another key event in May on the topic of mental health is with speakers Michael Mansfield QC and his partner Yvette Greenaway.  Michael’s daughter committed suicide at the age of 38, leaving behind three small children.  We want to encourage more people to talk about Mental Health, both at home and in their workplaces, and we hope that these amazing speakers will encourage you to do that.

Finally, on 8th May Nick Elston, known as 'The Anxiety Guy', will be sharing his experiences of anxiety issues and how he has learnt to cope with these. Grab a sneak preview in his article for us here

Look out for other new topics in the upcoming diary

These include: 

  • 'More than the blues', on coping with post-natal depression. Now being held on 25th April following earlier postponement; book here.
  • How do we encourage our children to have the right skill set as they grow up in an era surrounded by artificial intelligence; 
  • Parents of LGBT children; 
  • How to encourage your children to have a love of sport (see Eira’s article for us) and
  • Raising multi-lingual children.

Please contact Milly ( for any information on our events programme.


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