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Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui 4410

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Headstrong: Understanding mental health, mood disorders and resilience for young people

The Palmy Youth Network brings back Matthew Johnstone! (OMG yes seriously).

HeadStrong is a creative, engaging, powerful and inspiring talk on the topic of teenage mental health and resilience. Matthew (alongside the Inspire Foundation) has developed a programme called Headstrong which has been rolled out into schools in Australia. This was inspired by the Allen and Unwin book Navigating Teenage Depression by Professor Gordon Parker and Kerrie Eyers from the Black Dog Institute in Sydney.

The event will cover: what it is to be a teen, mental health and teens, the facts and stats, how personality plays a part, unhelpful coping strategies, fears of help seeking, navigating the mental health maze, medication, benefits of getting the right help, creating the right support and building resilience.

Matthew utilises 140 images that bring understanding to what it’s like to be a young person and to have a mood disorder such as depression or bipolar. Headstrong helps bring about some understanding and hope for those who might be suffering.

Matthew is sooo famous – he created a video based on his book, I Had a Black Dog, for the World Health Organisation and it has become the most viewed video in the history of WHO with over 30 million views on their Youtube and Facebook feeds. Matthew is also a world famous Kiwi who previously worked in advertising, where he began to merge the power of imagery and metaphor with lived experiences.

From New York, UK, Geneva, Iceland, from Google to you right here in Palmerston North! www.matthewjohnstone.com.au

Matthew is also doing an event for young people from 4.00pm-5.30pm at the Convention Centre for FREEEE about making it through tough times. Please contact us for more info.

By registering you are agreeing that if you ‘no show’ or cancel 24 hours before the training, that you will be invoiced and pay $50.00 (plus GST).

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  • Limited to two registrations per organisation/service/group
  • Must work in Palmerston North (if you don’t work in Palmy with young people and would love to attend then please contact us)
  • Please let us know if any dietary or access requirements before. FREEEEE kai tooooo
  • Please contact us for invoicing options.
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