Join us on Tuesday 1 December, when we’re hosting a special festive screening of ‘Girlhood’, followed by a panel debate and Q&A session.
Girlhood is the story of a 16 year old black girl who struggles with her life in downtown Paris and who reinvents herself after meeting a trio of streetwise girls - changing her name and dress code, and quitting school to be accepted into their gang, hoping that this will be a way to freedom from her oppressive life.
The panel debate and Q&A session will focus on the key themes of the film; coming of age, identity, gang culture and peer pressure and offers the opportunity to discuss how such things might affect a young person’s mental health.
This is a free academic seminar taking place from 12:45pm, all welcome.
The London and South East Branch is pleased to announce an evening lecture on the practical aspects of the Mental Health Act by two national experts in the field of mental health act legislation and practice. Sarah Cannell, CAMHS specialist AMHP and Dr Suyog Dhakras, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist will engage in a friendly debate using many of their recent case experiences on the operation of, and pitfalls in, the application of the MHA. We will up-date on the new MHA Code of Practice and recent case law which is changing the landscape in the operation of the MHA with children and young people.
Is ADHD a genetic disorder? Is it a brain disorder? Are stimulants over or under prescribed? How clear is the evidence that they are effective anyway? Do parenting interventions work? What educational strategies are helpful? What promising new approaches are emerging? How can ADHD be distinguished from conduct problems? How is it related to autism?