Sat, Oct 10 | Online Zoom Conference

World Mental Health Day Virtual Conference 2020

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Time & Location

Oct 10, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Online Zoom Conference

About the Event

To celebrate World Mental Health Day 2020 on the 10th October we at Znaniye Foundation are hosting a Digital Conference. This years theme set by the World Federation of Mental Health is Suicide Prevention. This online conference will be open to Parents, Adults, Young Adults and Children from 10+. It is important to highlight to all young people in Ealing the power that a conversation could have. A short conversation with another person could make the difference between life and death to someone who is suffering from suicidal thoughts and ideation. 

The Leader of the Conference, Alexis Watkins, is a Mental Health Professional who is the Mental Health Lead for Znaniye. She has a wide range of experience in both Mental Health and Education, and joined Znaniye foundation in 2020 due to her passion for improving the mental wellbeing of young people in the Borough of Ealing. Alexis was an elected Member of Youth Parliament for Ealing from 2012-13, where she campaigned to raise awareness of Youth Mental Health issues and for mental health education to be taught in the British school curriculum. Alexis’s drive to educate young people on mental health difficulties is affecting positive change into young peoples lives across London.

In this conference, firstly we will be discussing and understanding, what mental health is. We will then be touching upon subjects of Depression & Anxiety, Psychosis Introduction, Fighting the Stigma that Surrounds these Illnesses, Suicide Awareness & Prevention, Active Listening with 5 tips to Help, and Learning Coping Strategies.

We will also have a number of different guests joing Alexis; a panel of young speakers; James Murray, MP; Tavis King, a Psychologist; CEO of Young Ealing Foundation, Elly Heaton and even a Music Performance!

Full Programme Below:

11:05 - 11:10am - Introduction from Alexis Watkins, Znaniye Mental Health Lead

11:10 - 11:20am - Confidence and Wellbeing Introduction, Znaniye

11:20 - 11:25am - James Murray, MP for Ealing

11:25 - 11:30am - Elly Heaton-Virgo, CEO of Young Ealing Foundation

11:30 - 11:50am - Introduction to Mental Health and Suicide Awareness

11:50 - 12:00pm - Tavis King, Psychologist

12:00 - 12:15pm - Panel Discussion

12:15 - 12:20pm - Musical Performance from Kirsty Ferguson Lewis

12:20 - 12:25pm - A few words from the Znaniye team

This conference is open to all, so we are hoping and looking forward to seeing you all there! 

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Znaniye Foundation delivers services, a wide range of projects and educational programmes to children, youth and families in the various boroughs of London. We recognise the importance of supporting these children and young people to reach their potential, to encourage their self-expression, and to build social interaction and community integration in safe, friendly and stimulating environments.