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Self-Injury & Risky Behaviours Conference

There is still time to book onto our upcoming conference, Self-injury & Risky Behaviours which will be held at Leeds Civic Hall on Time to Talk Day (7th February 2019).

Our keynote speaker will be Govind Oliver, one of Steve Peters skills mentors from Chimp Management, the organisation that developed and published ‘The Chimp Paradox’. He will be discussing the book ‘My Hidden Chimp’ the child-friendly version of the Chimp Paradox, focusing on practical strategies to help children and young people manage difficult emotions. He managed the paediatric emergency department at Royal Manchester Children's Hospital and is a member of the Royal College of Emergency Physicians, continuing his academic training alongside his clinical work.

Delegates will get the opportunity to attend two of the following workshops:

Eating disorders: supporting young people & building resilience in schools - Health & Wellbeing Service
Strategies to support young people when they are anxious - CAMHs
Broadening our understanding of the self-injury continuum - Educational Psychology Service
Building resilience and coping with stress and trauma: the importance of early experience - Infant Mental Health Service

The conference focuses on nurturing positive coping mechanisms within schools and children’s centres to prevent harmful behaviours from developing or accelerating throughout the life course, as well as sharing knowledge on the spectrum of harmful behaviours and how they present (these behaviours are increasingly being identified in early years and primary settings). Delegates can choose two workshops across the day and there will be a carousel where settings will be sharing best practise.

MindMate registered settings can attend the event at the subsidised rate of £20 per delegate, making it an opportunity not to be missed. Alternatively, if you have any early intervention work within your centre that you would like to share with other settings within the carousel, you can get two free delegate places for the conference. If this interests you, please contact


To book on, click here

16 Jan 2019

Sarah Wilson
Health and Wellbeing Service
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