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Mental Health For Young People


As part of world mental health day, Mental Health for Young People will have over 40+ organisations & speakers on hand to provide guidance, resources & support for young people dealing with mental health. If you are a parent, grandparent, guardian or teacher, this exhibition & seminar will help you help young people!

Mental health problems affect about 1 in 10 children and young people. They include depression, anxiety and conduct disorder, and are often a direct response to what is happening in their lives. Alarmingly, however, 70% of children and young people who experience a mental health problem have not had appropriate interventions at a sufficiently early age.

Whether your child is experiencing mental health issues, you are worried about someone else, or you are interested in how to stay mentally healthy, this event will offer you the support you are seeking!

Date & Time

Sat, 12 October 2019

09:00 – 16:00 BST


Thank you for organising Saturday, it felt good to be part of something that is so valuable for young people's mental health

Siân Stowell, CEO, Body, Mind & Heart

Thank you for organising the event on Saturday – it had a great atmosphere and felt really productive! Really glad Teen Connect was able to be a part of it

Alice Owen, Teen Connect Leeds


Pudsey Civic Hall

Pudsey Civic Hall

Dawsons Corner
LS28 5TA


Seminar 1

‘Cannabis and Young People’ – What you need to know!

Speaker: David Wise, Forward Leeds

Time: 10:00

Seminar 2

Discovering your Magnificent Me!

Speaker: TeeJay Dowe, CEO, Back on Track People Ltd

Time: 11:00

Seminar 3

Managing mental health; A teenager's perspective

Speaker: Leeds Playhouse Youth Theatre

Time: 12:00

Seminar 4

Online counselling and emotional well-being service for children and young people

Speaker: Sophie Carr, Integration & Participation Worker, Kooth from XenZone

Time: 13:00

Seminar 5

The Emoji Coach: Empowering children by leading them to their own light in meaningful natural ways

Speaker: Libby Steggles-Ginn, Creator of the Emoji Coach & The Emoji Chart

Time: 14:00

Seminar 6

Creating a mental health forum for young people

Speaker: The Anthony Seddon Fund

Time: 15:00



On the day we will have a range of live performances from young acts dedicated to tackling mental health issues.

These include: