Understanding our teenagers: the challenges they face and the support they need. Hear about the importance of healthy living habits – scientific data on how sleep, diet and exercise affects mood and performance
Speaker: Dr Frances Cheng, Child Psychiatrist
Date: Thursday 21st September 2017
Venue: Main Hall, Island School
The same session will be repeated at coffee morning in the same venue:
Date: Thursday 28th September,
What you should know
- Around 20% of children and adolescents (worldwide) have mental health problems.
- Misunderstanding and stigma about mental health is a barrier to young people accessing support. This can seriously affect their ability to function socially and at school.
- Early recognition and intervention can make a huge difference in helping young people to move forward positively with their lives.
It is well documented that having enough sleep, eating healthy and regular exercise can promote improved wellbeing and performance.
Dr Cheng, along with a number of other child psychiatrists provide free clinical assessment for underprivileged children in HK, via Variety Children’s Charity.
Why you should attend
Island School believes in taking a proactive approach to positive well-being. We hope to raise awareness and reach out and support families, and we try to give students strategies to help them to be resilient in the face of personal challenge.
Dr Cheng is running sessions with all students in Years 9 -13 around World Mental Health Day. We believe that, to complete the circle of support, all parents should access the same information so we have arranged two parent sessions, one in the evening and one coffee morning. These sessions may well help you to helpyour child.
Please join us on Thursday 21st September 2017 6 – 7.30pm or Thursday 28th September at 9.15am to 10.45am.
To confirm attendance, please email, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jenny Hodson (Vice Principal)
Shirralee Sisson (School Counsellor)
Also available, is the Riding the Big Waves courses
Click here to see information about the Riding the Big Waves course open to female students aged 14-18