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Mind the Music: Supporting An Emotionally Healthy Brain For Creative Arts Leaders

  • 9th March 2018 - 9th March 2018
  • 10:00 – 17:00pm
  • Brady Arts & Community, London

Mind the Music is a three year programme supporting young people with mental health issues, through music making.

As part of the programme, Community Music is offering a series of training sessions for music and arts leaders across London.
Anyone currently working with, or interested in working with, young people using the creative arts can benefit from this training.

This first day-long session, led by Jo Stockdale from the Child Learning and Development Advisory Centre, will help us to understand how the brain develops throughout childhood and adolescence, providing a basis for further understanding of different mental health conditions, which we will look at more in depth in future training sessions.


Morning session
Building the Young Brain; From Birth to Adolescence
Designed to help you understand how to apply new neuroscientific research in practice; this session will show you how to tap into the brain during this rapid rate of growth; to address difficult behaviour, negative attitudes, social problems AND poor learning; ultimately to nurture children’s ability to live, learn and be well.
Lunch (provided)
Afternoon session
Building the Fragile Brain; Adolescence
Adolescence in naturally fraught with challenges and changes, but the reality is that, for today’s young people, the world that they live in; driven by peer-pressure and social media; is increasingly creating a generation of young people whose mental wellbeing is incredibly vulnerable.
This session will show you how to confidently support young people (and yourself!) through the turbulent transition into adulthood; nurturing their ability to live, learn and be well.
5pm Finish

About Jo Stockdale:

“Jo is a trainer with Child Learning and Development Advisory Centre (CLADAC) which provides training, evaluation and consultancy for all kinds of organisations which support the healthy social and emotional development of children and young people. CLADAC specialises is helping practitioners to understand and practically apply the basic principles of healthy brain development to enhance and develop their practice. Jo has a background in the creative sector and started to develop work in this field more than a decade ago when she become interested in why creative practitioners were often so successful in nurturing the social and emotional wellbeing of children.

Jo is passionate about the importance of using creative practice, and creative practitioners, to promote mental health and, outside of CLADAC, Jo is also a drama practitioner with a particular interest in working with children with learning disabilities and emotional and behavioural difficulties.”

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This event is fully accessible, with disabled toilets on the ground floor and ramp access to the front of the building. Please get in touch with us if you require a BSL interpreter.

Tickets £5 

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