Talk on Mental Health in Children and Young People

Posted: 24th January 2019

Save the Date – Monday 4th March – 7.00-8.30pm

An inspiring talk on the subject of Children’s Mental Health by Mr Dick Moore

Mental health problems affect about 1 in 10 children and young people and as you will have doubtless heard before, a significant percentage of children and young people who experience mental health problems have not had appropriate interventions at a sufficiently early age. The emotional well-being of children is just as important as their physical health and good mental health allows children to develop skills and helps them to grow into well-rounded, healthy adults.

We take our role at Lockers Park seriously, as a school community that looks after the well-being of our pupils. We have provision within the school with our School Counsellor and a high level of attention through our Pastoral Committee and processes alongside tutors, boarding staff and school nurse. We also know that being in good physical health, eating a balanced diet, getting regular exercise indoors and outdoors can all help to keep children mentally well.

Of course, there is always more to learn for us all. So we are really pleased to be able to invite you to an evening talk on Mental Health in Children and Young People by a well-regarded public speaker, Mr Dick Moore. Dick will be working with Lockers Park staff during the day and we are delighted to offer parents of Lockers Park this unique opportunity to hear his compelling and informative point of view at a special evening event. We would also like to extend this invitation to family friends with children, who will doubtless be interested in the subject too.

Further information about how to book places will follow nearer the time, but for now please do put this important Save the Date in your diary.

About Dick Moore

Mr Moore was an educationalist for almost 23 years, as an English teacher, Housemaster and Headmaster of a co-educational day and boarding school. This combined with being a father to four children, led Mr Moore to develop a passionate interest in adolescent development and emotional well-being. He is an instructor for Mental Health First Aid, a trainer for the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust and has attended an ASIST course in suicide intervention.  He gave a TEDx talk in April 2015 and a Head Talk in 2018.  He has also appeared on BBC Breakfast, BBC Radio 5 Live, various local BBC radio stations and ITN News.

Since November 2012, Mr Moore has visited over 350 schools, universities and organisations to help raise awareness of mental health issues.