Live Event

Developing Minds: Mental Health, Children & Young People featuring Dan Siegel

Children's Mental Health Week Conference 2019 run in partnership with Place2Be

With Dr Dan Siegel, Professor Sir Simon Wessley, Dr Mary Welford, Dr Lynne Green and other speakers tbc


This cutting-edge conference, run in partnership with Place2Be, will provide the latest insights and most effective methods for working with children, young people and all those involved in mental health.

Join Dr Dan Siegel, one of the world’s foremost neuroscientists, New York Times best-selling authors and experts on child and adolescent mental health as well as many other leading experts on the latest and most effective methods to assess and work with the developing mind.

This is your exclusive opportunity to learn directly from Dr Siegel, Professor Sir Simon Wessley, Dr Mary Welford, Dr Lynne Green and many more in an inspiring learning environment where you'll experience the latest, most effective and researched methods that are proven to help young people. Combining insights from the field of neuroscience, attachment, trauma and mindfulness, along with didactic and experiential learning methods, this conference will equip you in developing new tools and thinking around child and adolescent mental health. Book today and immerse yourself in this fantastic educational experience at the QE11 Centre, central London on the 8th February 2019.

This is the perfect live event to deepen your learning and understanding and come away feeling rejuvenated and renewed to better help young people and the communities that you work in. The price of registration includes your conference pack as well as 3 sets of teas and coffees. Food and other refreshments will be available on a cash catering basis. 

Available Dates:

Fri, 08 Feb, 2019 - 09:00a to 05:00p GMT - London, London
Fri, 08 Feb, 2019 - 09:00a to 05:00p GMT - London, London
Fri, 08 Feb, 2019 - 09:00a to 05:00p GMT - London, London


Product Details
Speakers :
Dan Siegel |  Simon Wessley |  Mary Welford |  Lynne Green
8 Hours
Product Code:
Media Type:
Live Event - Also available: Live Video Webcasts


CPD This live program is worth 7.5 hours CPD.


Dan Siegel Related seminars and products: 1


Dan Siegel, M.D. is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and completed his postgraduate medical education at UCLA with training in pediatrics and child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry. He is currently a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, founding co-director of UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center, founding co-investigator at the UCLA Center for Culture, Brain and Development, and executive director of the Mindsight Institute, an educational center devoted to promoting insight, compassion, and empathy in individuals, families, institutions, and communities.

Dr. Siegel’s psychotherapy practice spans thirty years, and he has published extensively for the professional audience. He serves as the Founding Editor for the Norton Professional Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology which includes over 50 textbooks. Dr. Siegel’s books include Mindsight, Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology, The Developing Mind, Second Edition, The Mindful Therapist, The Mindful Brain, Parenting from the Inside Out (with Mary Hartzell, M.Ed.), and the three New York Times bestsellers: Brainstorm, The Whole-Brain Child (with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.), No-Drama Discipline (with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.), and his latest Mind . He has been invited to lecture for the King of Thailand, Pope John Paul II, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Google University, and TEDx. For more information about his educational programs and resources, please visit:

Simon Wessley Related seminars and products: 1

Professor Sir

Sir Simon Wessely is a British psychiatrist and professor of psychological medicine at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London. He is also head of its department of psychological medicine, vice dean for academic psychiatry, teaching and training at the Institute of Psychiatry, as well as Director of the King's Centre for Military Health Research.

He was knighted in the 2013 for services to military healthcare and to psychological medicine. In 2014 he was elected president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Wessely's main current research is around various aspects of military health, including further work on the outcome of Gulf War illness, psychological stressors of military life, risk and benefits of military service, screening and health surveillance within the Armed Forces, social and psychological outcomes of ex service personnel, and historical aspects of military psychiatry.

More recently, Wessely's work was the first to show that service in the 1991 Gulf War had had a significant effect on the health of UK servicemen and women. His group also confirmed that classic psychiatric injury, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), was not a sufficient explanation for the observed health problems.

Mary Welford Related seminars and products: 1


Dr Mary Welford qualified as a Clinical Psychologist at the University of Manchester in 1999. For over a decade she worked with many of the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) greats, such as Professor Adrian Wells and Professor Anthony Morrison. However, it was her interest in the enhancement of therapy for those who didn't do so well using traditional forms of CBT that brought her to the work of Professor Paul Gilbert.

Lynne Green Related seminars and products: 1


Lynne is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with 20 years NHS experience including as Clinical Lead for CAMHS in Lancashire Care Foundation Trust and lead Consultant Psychologist for children's eating disorders and adolescent inpatient services. She has extensive experience of providing training, consultation and supervision for organisations, teachers and parents in suicide prevention, anxiety, eating disorders and more. Lynne has a Clinical Psychology doctorate and BSc (hons) in Psychology from Leicester University, an MSc in Psychiatry from Manchester University and many academic publications including a book on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for children with eating disorders. She was a clinical therapist on a leading research trial with a Centre of Excellence at Oxford University and has written several children’s picture books which de-stigmatise common psychological difficulties.

Target Audience

Counselors, psychotherapists, school leaders, SENCOs, teachers, parents, psychologists, psychiatrists, mental health workers, nurses, doctors, any one involved in children and adolescent mental health.



Registration and Coffee


Chair welcome and house keeping


Dr. Dan Siegel: Developing Healthy Minds –

What neuroscience tells us about how we can support children and young people.


Coffee Break


Professor Sir Simon WessleyMental Health and Illness in 2018


Dr. Dan Siegel, Professor Sir Simon Wessley, Dr Lynne Green and others: 

Panel Discussion – The landscape for children and young people’s mental health




Dr. Dan Siegel: How the modern world impacts on young minds. What we know/understand about the impact of things like social media, exam pressure and other external modern pressures may have on brain development.


The adolescent brain and risk taking behaviours (Speaker TBC)


Coffee Break


Dr Mary WelfordCompassion and therapy


Panel discussion: How can we support our children in the modern world


Closing Remarks




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