Understanding teens' mental wellbeing


One of the UK's best-known mental health campaigners will give a free talk to north London parents next month (10 May).

Jonny Benjamin, who attempted suicide eight years ago after being diagnosed with schizo-affective disorder, will share his experience of living with mental illness.

The free event, hosted by North Bridge House Senior and Sixth Form Canonbury, will address the mental and emotional wellbeing of adolescents and how parents can help identify and address such issues.

The producer of the film, The Stranger on the Bridge, which documents Benjamin's emotional reunion with the man who stopped him from taking his own life, will discuss his new initiative, ThinkWell. The initiative aims to educate young people about mental health and break down the stigma associated with mental illness through school workshops run by a qualified therapist and trained workshop leader.

“Teaching pupils about mental health should be a compulsory part of the curriculum, just as physical education is", claims Benjamin.

Tickets are free but registration is required: Book at www.northbridgehouse.com/teens

For more event information, please contact lynda.stamford@northbridgehouse.com

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