Mental Health and the Church 2017

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A one-day conference, co-convened with Equip Services (North Shore, Auckland), that looks at a range of mental health issues.

This year the focus is on Children and Youth Mental Health.

Following on the heels of our highly successful 2016 conference, Equip Mental Health Services and WillowNZ are planning another Mental Health & the Church conference in 2017. Actually, three of them!

Hamilton – Tuesday 20 June 2017:

Hamilton Central Baptist Church, 33 Charlemont Street, Whitiora, Hamilton 3200.

Register for Hamilton

Christchurch – Thursday 22 June 2017:

Hope Presbyterian Church, 27 Amyes Road, Hornby, Christchurch 8042.

Register for Christchurch

Auckland – Tuesday 4th July 2017:

Windsor Park Baptist Church, 550 East Coast Road, Mairangi Bay, North Shore, Auckland 0630.

Register for Auckland

Mental Health and the Church Prices  Individual Full Time Student
or Superannuitant
Group Rates apply to the individual rate if you bring a team of six or more (from the same organisation) at that rate & register prior to one day before event: 10% discount.
Early Bird
Register before a month prior to event
 $80
(includes lunch)
$40
(includes lunch)
Regular Rate
Register during the month prior to event
 $95
(includes lunch)
$50
(includes lunch)

Click here to download a flyer

Speakers

Nathan Wallis_hsNathan Wallis

(Neuroscience Educator)

Nathan Wallis is a father of three and foster parent with a professional background in child counselling, teaching and social service management. Until recently he lectured in Human Development at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand and was also a board member and senior trainer with the national body responsible for the dissemination of neuroscientific research to professionals.

Nathan is a regular on Radio and Television shows in New Zealand, sharing his expertise on child development. In 2010 he founded a private training consultancy, X Factor Education Limited, with the goal of facilitating easy to understand professional development training reflecting the latest neuroscience discoveries and their practical implications for everyday practice.

He has developed a reputation as a lively and engaging speaker who uses humour and plain language to make this complex topic come to life.
Note: Nathan is speaking at Hamilton and Auckland only.

Kathryn BerkettKathryn Berkett

(Masters of Educational Psychology)

Kathryn comes from an extensive practice background which has seen her working for organisations such as Child Youth and Family and the NZ Police.  She has built a reputation in the last 5 years as a lively and engaging speaker/trainer who is easy to understand.  Kathryn has also during this time been a senior trainer for the Brainwave Trust – disseminating neuroscientific research to groups such as Youth Court judges, primary and secondary school teachers, prison staff and inmates, parents, politicians, police and mental health professionals.

Kathryn is one of only two other speakers (other than the founder Nathan Wallis) engaged to train under the name X Factor Education – her dynamic and humorous style means she has the x factor – both academic and totally engaging.
Note: Kathryn is speaking at Christchurch only (giving Nathan’s presentation).

elliot-taylor_hsElliot Taylor

Elliot Taylor is the General Manager of Zeal, a nationwide youth organisation dedicated to helping young people discover, express and develop their unique creativity. At Zeal he founded the youth mental health project Live For Tomorrow, which reaches young people with messages of hope and positive change right where they spend most of their time: online and in school.

In 2016, Live For Tomorrow began an innovative and ambitious project offering immediate interpersonal support to young people disclosing crisis online.

Elliot also lives in an intentional community in Henderson, writes songs, stories and poems (depending on the day) and adds to his pancake tally each Saturday morning.

ChristeenMcKay_hsChristeen McKay

Dip Tchg, MA Hons, Dip Clin Psych (Reg. Psychologist)

Christeen gained her teaching degree during the 1970’s and taught for five years before returning to university to re-train as a Clinical Psychologist, graduating in 1988. She then worked in this role for eight years at Marinoto Child and Family Clinic before moving into private practice where she has been ever since.

Christeen has always been primarily interested in the early years of childhood and adolescence and has continued to work in this area within the family context.

She began her life as a Christian 40 years ago and remains committed to a life growing in Christ.

This conference is co-convened by Equip Services and WillowNZ.

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