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Join us for our free mental health webinars

We run live webinars for anyone who looks after children and young people - parents, carers, educators - as well as young people themselves and anyone interested in psychology or mental health. 

All of our webinars are presented by our mental health trainers, speakers and guest speakers who come from a wide range of professions, including education, psychology, social work, youth work, public health, psychotherapy and nursing. Past topics have included: the teen brain, sleep, supporting a highly sensitive child, and perfectionism.

The webinars explore practical, evidence-based strategies for maintaining positive mental health, whether that's paying attention to our own wellbeing, or how to support those around us.

If you have any questions about our webinars, please email

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Please note that not all NHS systems accept emails from us, due to NHS internal security settings. If you work for the NHS, to ensure that receive confirmation and joining instructions, you may need to register with a non-NHS email address and join using a non-NHS device.


Connect before you correct: communication styles and emotion coaching 

Understanding different communication styles and learning to adapt the way you approach conversations with young people is a skill that will make connecting and coaching much easier.

In this webinar, you will learn about:

  • The different ways people communicate and the effects it can have. 
  • What emotion coaching is, why it's useful and what is looks like in real life. 
  • The barriers to emotion coaching, such as times when it is not possible or suitable.
  • Different real-life scenarios in which you can apply your communication and coaching tools.

Thursday 23 May 12pm -1.30pm

Host: Gemma Howard

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Digital wellbeing: managing screentime and social media

It’s easy to take technology – the good and the bad – for granted in our digitally-focused world. Developing a better understanding of digital wellbeing, including the effect of too much screentime, how to stay safe online and using technology positively is a great way to support children and young people with their mental health in the smartphone era.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • The impact of technology on our relationships and mental health
  • How to recognize problematic social media, screen time and technology use
  • Practical steps to develop a digitally healthy household

Tuesday 4 June 12pm-1.30pm

Host: Sarah Ashworth

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Talking mental health: gaming and gambling in young people

With the rise of online gambling, in-game microtransactions and paid downloadable content, it’s easy for young people to unknowingly stumble into financial pitfalls and unhealthy behaviours associated with gaming and gambling.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • What gambling harm is and how that may look in digital spheres
  • Signs that a child or young person is spending too much time online
  • An introduction to influencers and crypto currency
  • The signs of a potentially harmful gambler/gamer
  • What parents and carers can do to support young people
  • Where to go for advice and support

Wednesday 12 June 6pm-7.30pm

Host: Gamcare

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Talking mental health: highly sensitive, neurodiverse young people  

If you’re unsure how best to approach a conversation about mental health with a highly sensitive or neurodiverse young person, this webinar will help you develop a toolkit to make those conversations more effective and more meaningful.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • How to better understand the unique experiences, challenges and opportunities faced by highly sensitive/neurodiverse children and young people.
  • Effective communication strategies to foster trust and openness in discussions about mental health.
  • Practical tips for creating safe and inclusive spaces where young people feel empowered to share their struggles and seek support.
  • Other tips and strategies which may help you, and the child or young person you are supporting

Tuesday 18 June 12pm-1.30pm

Host: Sarah Ashworth

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Being autistic, living a good life: helping ourselves and others

Whether you’re autistic, have a loved one who is autistic or work with autistic people, this webinar is a great insight into better understanding and enhancing the wellbeing of those with autism. Led by youth ambassadors and lived experience experts from the Charlie Waller Trust.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • Explore what it means to be autistic
  • How autism can shape one’s life and priorities
  • The impact of neurodivergence what it means to live a good life
  • How environment management can enhance wellbeing for autistic people
  • Appropriate language to use when talking about being autistic

Thursday 20 June 6pm-7.30pm

Hosts: Andrew MacDonald, Freya Gray and Alice Palmer

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Why relationships are key for young peoples’ wellbeing and how to develop them

The relationships that we form with anybody – colleagues, friends, peers, partners – are often impactful and help to shape different aspects of our life. Helping young people to develop and navigate these relationships equips them with vital skills that will serve them well throughout their lives.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • How relationships support and influence brain development
  • How to support the mental health and wellbeing of young people
  • How to better understand the different emotional states of young people

Tuesday 25 June 12-1.30pm

Host: Lisa Thomson

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Talking mental health: open conversations with friends and family

Talking about mental health with loves ones can sometimes be difficult to begin with. Having a techniques and strategies to help open up those conversations can help to reduce the initial discomfort and foster an environment of understanding, empathy and support.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • the importance of open communication in promoting mental health within the family.
  • strategies for initiating and maintaining conversations about mental health.
  • common barriers to discussing mental health and how we may overcome these.
  • ideas on ways to promote open conversations. 
  • about resources and support networks available for families. 

Thursday 4 July 6pm-7.30pm

Host: Gemma Fieldsend

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Young people, self-esteem and self-confidence 

Self-esteem and self-confidence are important factors which influence mental health and wellbeing, contributing to the way people move through the world, how they see themselves and what they feel they’re capable of. Establishing positive self-esteem and building confidence early on can be crucial building blocks for mental wellbeing.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • Why adolescence is such a key time in establishing positive self-esteem 
  • The internal and external factors that can impact young people's self-esteem
  • The difference between confidence and arrogance, and how to foster self-confidence 
  • The signs that a young person is experiencing low self-esteem, and provide practical strategies for helping young people develop their sense of self in a healthy way

Wednesday 10 July 6pm-7.30pm

Host: Andy Caress

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