Mind Body Soul: Finding your Safe Place | Saturday 21 November 2020

Online via Hopin

  • Keynote by David Weaver, President of the BACP

Safaplace, the young people’s mental health charity, is to host its third annual conference online on Saturday 21 November.

This year’s theme is Mind Body Soul: Finding your Safe Place. The free conference, which will be hosted on the online platform, Hopin, will explore different ways of maintaining positive wellbeing and mental health, through creativity, staying active and discussion.

David Weaver, President of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), will deliver the keynote speech ahead of a day of online workshops and TED-style talks that can be accessed throughout the day.

Making a return visit is the writer/performer Adisa the Verbaliser who will be exploring how poetry can support positive wellbeing plus spoken-word performer Emily Harrison.

There will be sessions led by representatives from Hackney CAHMS, Young Hackney, the Amy Winehouse Foundation and Targeted Health. Clinical Psychologists Dr Helen Sharples and Rachel Lee Jones return with their hugely popular workshop on how to talk to teenagers. There will also be free yoga with local yoga teacher Georgia Myers.

Safaplace founder Rose White comments:

“We have been overwhelmed by the response to the annual conference by the local Hackney community and are excited to be bringing it back for a third year in 2020 to support the mental health of our young people. Although sadly we cannot meet physically this year, we will be bringing the fantastic line-up of speakers together online.

“This year’s Safaplace conference will have a particular focus on mind, body and soul because all three need to work together for our overall wellbeing. We have health professionals who will be speaking and leading workshops on the day plus some exceptionally talented artists who are fiercely dedicated to making young people’s lives better. Everyone who has an interest in the wellbeing of young people is welcome.”

Who is the conference for?

The conference is for parents and carers, school staff, health professionals and young people aged 14 and upwards.

Event details

Date: Saturday 21 November

Time: 10.00am – 1.00pm

Price: Free to attend, donations welcome

Book: To book a free place and to sign up to workshops visit: www.safaplace.org

For further information contact: safaplacen16@gmail.com

About Safaplace

Safaplace is a young charity that aims to provide an environment where all of the community can feel safe – mentally, emotionally and physically. The charity continues to fundraise, campaign on mental health issues and promote a programme of activities aimed advancing positive mental health and wellbeing.

It was established to commemorate the lives of Rachel Finke and Harry Lisle.

In 2016-2017 our community was struck by the loss of two of our young people, Harry and Rachel. Since January 2017, and from donations initially collected by Harry’s friends, Safaplace has funded several different initiatives aimed to improve wellbeing and address mental health issues. Working to bring mental health to the fore in our community, Safaplace has funded peer listener training and sessions for families as well as for school staff.

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