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The Ultimate Wellbeing in Education Conference with Prof. Martin Seligman & Sir Anthony Seldon
19. oktober 2018 @ 10:00 - 17:00
The event will explore ways in which both student wellbeing and staff wellbeing can be improved in schools, colleges and universities. It will be of value to anyone with an interest in education, but particularly for those in the education sector or working with young people.
- Wellbeing Officers and Directors
- Pastoral staff
- Head Teachers
- Deputy Heads
- Teachers & lecturers
- Boarding staff including Heads of House
- Bursars and HR Managers
- Heads of Year
Professor Martin Seligman
Arguably the most famous living psychologist, Professor Martin Seligman is known as the «father» of Positive Psychology. Martin Seligman is a leading authority in the fields of Positive Psychology, resilience, learned helplessness, depression, optimism and pessimism. He is also a recognised authority on interventions that prevent depression, and build strengths and well-being. He has written more than 250 scholarly publications and 20 books and is Director of the Penn Master of Applied Positive Psychology program (MAPP). Dr. Seligman’s books have been translated into more than twenty languages and have been best sellers both in America and abroad. Among his better-known works are Flourish, Authentic Happiness, Learned Optimism, The Optimistic Child, Helplessness, and Abnormal Psychology. His book Character Strengths and Virtues: A handbook and classification, was co-authored with Christopher Peterson.
Natasha Devon MBE
Natasha is a writer & activist who tours schools and colleges throughout the UK, delivering talks as well as conducting research on mental health, body image, gender and social equality. She regularly speaks at Parliament and gives evidence to the Education and Health Select Committees, representing the interests of teenagers and teachers.
Bryony is a feature writer and columnist for The Telegraph and the Sunday Times bestselling author of Mad Girl and The Wrong Knickers, and more recently Eat, Drink, Run: How I Got Fit Without Going Too Mad. She regularly writes on mental health, interviews celebrities and experts and ran the 2018 London Marathon in her underwear to champion body positivity.
Dr. Mark Williamson
As co-founder and Director of Action for Happiness, Mark has engaged with a vast range of organisations, projects and people on the topics of happiness, wellbeing and resilience – including leading academics, major multi-national corporations, public sector organisations, policy makers, SMEs, schools, charities and community organisations. He has led the development of all Action for Happiness resources and activities and has spoken regularly on related topics at events and conferences around the world.
Geoff, a former headteacher, is a Founding Fellow of the English Association and writes for a range of newspapers and journals. He has worked with various organisations, including the Department for Education, on leadership and literacy. Geoff was a longstanding member of ASCL Council, former chair of its Pedagogy Committee, is Patron of the English and Media Centre, and a ˜Leading Thinker” for the National Education Trust. He became General Secretary of ASCL in April 2017.
Rob Stokoe OBE
With over 30 years in successful school leadership and proving influential in curriculum design and educational policies, working with the U.K., IB, Australian and American curriculum, Rob Stokoe combines the thoughts and voices of educators and leaders from around the globe who advocate Positive Education.
Rachel memoir about her experience of serious depression, “Black Rainbow” was a Sunday Times bestseller. She’s also the author of “Walking on Sunshine: 52 Small Steps to Happiness” (an international bestseller) and “The Happy Kitchen: Good Mood Food”. She speaks publicly about depression and recovery, and regularly writes for press and gives TV and radio interviews to help educate and break down the stigma around mental health. She runs workshops for mental health organisations, companies, charities and universities to share what she has learnt about how to stay calm and well. She is an official ambassador for Rethink Mental Illness, Sane and The Counselling Foundation.
Stephanie is one of the leading voices in the UK on happiness, humour and laughter. She has over 15 years experience on community projects to enhance wellbeing and happiness, designing spaces more conducive to learning and healthy living, and using humour and laughter to communicate public health messages. Stephanie is the founder of the Happy-Centred School programme, which puts happiness at the heart of the curriculum and has seen schools who take part increase outcomes and results on every level.
Lucy Bailey is Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of Bounce Forward, a national charity dedicated to teaching resilience skills, and the only organisation in Europe which is licensed to facilitate the Penn Resilience Programme. Lucy is proud of her beginnings as a youth worker and her 17 years of experience of working in, developing, reforming and managing children’s services. Over the last ten years Lucy has focused on education and has been instrumental in embedding resilience curricular in schools and services across the UK, as well as directing the Healthy Minds research project.
Nancy is reading Experimental Psychology at Oxford University. Her first book, The Time in Between, was a memoir exploring her experience of anorexia and bulimia nervosa. Her second book, That Was When People Started to Worry, was published earlier this year and looked at female mental illness more broadly, based on interviews conducted with women affected by various psychological disorders.
Suzi Godson is a psychologist and co-founder of the MeeTwo app, a multi award winning fully moderated peer support app for teenagers experiencing depression or anxiety. She is a leading expert in sex and relationships and has been The Times sex and relationships columnist for 15 years.
And more special guests to be announced…»