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Brew Monday: Young People’s Mental Health

Brew Monday: Young People’s Mental Health

On this January’s Brew Monday, join us for a cuppa to talk about how we can support youth mental health within the workplace.

What is Blue/Brew Monday?

The third Monday in January, which is usually known as ‘Blue Monday’ will be turned into something positive by encouraging people to get together over a warming virtual cuppa. “Because now more than ever, sharing a cuppa is more than a drink – it’s about reaching out, checking in and staying connected”. Samaritans.

Learn from the experts:

  •  The importance of wellbeing in these current times
  • How can we create an inclusive work environment that allows young people to thrive
  • Have the opportunity to ask our panelists questions at the end.

Diversity & Inclusion Expert Panel Speakers:

Speaker Profiles

Dhavani Bishop, Tesco

Background in Psychology, Human Resources and change management. Passionate about Health and Wellbeing, qualified yoga teacher and general health enthusiast. Ambition is to create a leading Health programme by supporting colleagues to be their best at work and at home. The colleague programme is built around three pillars: nutrition, mental wellbeing and physical wellbeing.

Roxane Caplan, YoungMinds

Passionate about empowering and enabling young people to have positive mental health. At YoungMinds, our mission is to make sure young people get the support they need, when they need it, no matter what. I manage our support services for parents and carers, who are worried about their children’s mental health and in 2021, am leading a new piece of work to develop a range of support for trusted adults in the community, to help ensure all young people have someone to turn to. In my spare time, I am a youth worker with Strength and Learning Through Horses.

Simone Spray, 42nd Street

Simone started as 42nd Street’s Chief Executive in 2014 and enjoys leading an incredible team of therapeutic, counselling, youth work and social work practitioners, artists and young people. Simone has been working professionally across different sectors with children, young people, families and communities for over 25 years, driven by a passion for equality, social justice, youth empowerment, creativity and meaningful collaboration.

Laura Whitehurst, The Prince’s Trust

Laure started at The Trust in January 2020 as an Operation’s Manager in Greater Manchester, and has recently taken the position of Head of Operations. Laura studied Law at University, however after struggling with her mental health after finishing her degree, Laura started working in mental health charities and organisations in order to pay forward the support she had received. She’s worked in organisations such as Anxiety UK and Manchester Mind, campaigned the Government for change in policies and wrote articles for online publications such as Huffington Post based on her own experiences with her mental health.