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Iron Mill College Conference - Poole, Thursday 29th October 2020

Boys2Men: How can we support the mental health and wellbeing of boys and young men?



Including Special Guest Keynote Speakers / Presenters: 

Simon Weston, CBE, Author, Professional Motivational Speaker
Ben Nuss, School Counsellor
Siobhan Down, CEO of Yellow Brick Road Charity
Sean Flynn, Therapist & Lecturer at Iron Mill College 
Delena Ritter, Therapist & Lecturer at Iron Mill College


  • Following the success of our previous conferences in Poole, we are holding our third 1-day conference for anyone committed to the mental health and wellbeing of boys and young men. Held in the impressive surroundings of Canford School near Wimborne, Dorset.
  • Includes keynote speeches from Simon Weston, internationally recognised author and motivational speaker and President of the DEBRA Charity; Ben Nuss, School Counsellor based in North Wales (MA in Therapeutic Counselling) and Siobhan Down, CEO of Yellow Brick Road Charity.
  • Workshops will be provided by our keynote speakers and by Sean Flynn (Therapist and Lecturer at Iron Mill College) and Delena Ritter (Therapist and Lecturer at Iron Mill College). 
  • Valuable networking opportunities with a range of interdisciplinary professionals, including counsellors, therapists, teachers, pastoral care and mental health practitioners, youth workers, parents, carers and more. The day also includes a 2-course lunch and refreshments.
  • A CPD Certificate for 8 hours will be issued to attendees. 

Our Third Annual Iron Mill College Poole Conference is set in the beautiful grounds of Canford School:




 

Course Details

The transition to adulthood for boys and young men is becoming increasingly difficult. Their journey from childhood appears to be more difficult than that of girls and young women.

In education, they are three times more likely to be excluded for three times as long. They are more likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit disorder and four times more likely to be diagnosed with autism. They are more likely to present with challenging behaviour in schools. Academically, they do less well in all sectors of education.

Over 80% of first time offenders are boys. Over 80% of young people in secure units struggling with addictions are young men. By the time young men reach adulthood, they are more likely to die of suicide than any other cause. (Statistics compiled from Men’s Health Forum, 2016 and GOV.UK. 2019)

This invaluable 1-day conference will offer an opportunity to consider perspectives on what lies behind these statistics. What is the nature of boys and young men’s journey into adulthood? What challenges do they face and what do they tell us that might help?

The conference will be presented by a range of inspirational speakers and creative, experienced workshop facilitators.
Eligibility:

Our conference is open to anyone who is interested in the subject matter. It will be of particular relevance to practitioners and carers who work with young people experiencing difficulties, including counsellors, therapists, teachers, pastoral care and mental health practitioners, youth workers, parents, carers and more.


How to apply:

Simply sign up using the booking form on this web page - supplying the requested details and paying the applicable fee (please see the 'Fees' tab for further information and details of other ways to pay)You will need to pay the full relevant conference fee in order to reserve a place at the conference. There are limited places available, which are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Prior to the conference, attendees will be invited to book onto any optional seminars / workshops with places allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, as some workshops / seminars may have limited spaces available. Attendees who have not booked onto any optional seminars / workshops in advance of the conference will be invited to do so at registration on the morning of the conference (subject to remaining availability of places).
Places Available

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Course Select payment category
IMC Student / Graduate Fee - £100.00
IMC Approved Charity Fee - £100.00
IMC Approved Supervisor / Placement Provider Manager Fee - £115.00
Standard Fee - £130.00





 

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