Towards a Talking School Conference 2018

We held our Towards a Talking Schools Conference recently in Reading Town Hall.  This was well received and one which is a must attend event on your calendar.

Schools from both the independent and state sectors enjoyed amazing talks from Dr Brian Marien from the Positive Group, Emma Gleadhill, an educator and personal coach and Caroline Hounsell from MHFA England.


Keynote Speakers

Caroline Hounsell
A leading light in the field of mental health, Caroline Hounsell is committed to improving the outlook of young people’s wellbeing.  As a highly qualified psychotherapist, trained Youth Mental Health First Aid instructor and lead National Trainer, Caroline has a grassroots understanding of the mental health issues facing young people in today’s society.  It is...
Dr Brian Marien
Brian trained in medicine at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London. After several years in general medical practice he gained a Masters in Health Psychology. He wrote his Masters’ thesis on occupational stress and ‘burnout’. He went on to train at the Institute of Psychiatry, London in cognitive and behavioural psychology He worked in the Academic Department...
Emma Gleadhill
Emma Gleadhill is a speaker, trainer and coach whose work centres on the emotional aspects of teaching, learning and parenting. She draws from 21 years of school experience (6 years as a Deputy Head of a leading Independent School), mostly within the Independent sector. This grounding is enhanced by her postgraduate training in the social...