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Mental Health in Adolescents

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Synagogue: South Hampstead
Date: Sunday, 11th November 2018
Time: 7.45pm
South Hampstead United Synagogue
Temporary address; The De Laszlo Hall, Maresfield Gardens
NW3 5SU ( Map link )

South Hampstead Synagogue have organised a series of talks on:

Mental Health in Adolescents 

Taking place on two consecutive Sundays in November the talks are a communal response to growing concerns over mental health in young people and will aim to address issues surrounding adolescence and the parenting of adolescents. 

Sunday, 4th November 2018 

Open to parents of teenagers or anyone interested in youth and mental health!

7.45 pm @ De Laszlo Hall, Maresfield Gardens

A panel of 3 experts in the field of Mental Health in youth. 

Emil Jackson - 'Understanding Adolescence and surviving Adolescents'

Emil is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist and Head of Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy in the Adolescent & Young Adult Service at the Tavistock Clinic. Emil works with a range of children, adolescents and adults but has specialised in work with adolescents for over 25 years. 

Alongside his child psychotherapy work, Emil is also an adult psychotherapist and executive coach working in both the public and corporate sectors.


Dr David Wolgroch - 'Instilling confidence in teenagers and managing stress'

David, author of ‘Shrink’, in which he shares his own story as a victim of gang culture in the Bronx NY, is the Principal Clinical Psychologist for 

the Early Intervention Service with the NHS and is an experienced clinical psychologist specialising in Stress Development Issues and Adolescence, 

Personality Development and Health Psychology.


Naomi Lerer - 'Raising Teenagers, Rising to the Challenge'

Naomi is the founder and director of Noa Girls, a charity that provides practical, emotional and therapeutic support to adolescent girls in the Orthodox Jewish community.


She is a Child Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and has a BA in Business and MA’s in Psychodynamic Approaches to Working with Adolescents and in Child, Adolescent and Family Psychological Therapy both from the Tavistock. She is currently a participant of the Clore Social Leadership, Women and Girls Senior Leader Programme. 

Naomi is also the Rebbetzin of Barnet Synagogue and has 5 children ages 17 -7 who frequently remind her that parenting is a lot harder in practice then it is in theory!


Sunday, 11th November 2018 -  

Open to all 

7.45 pm @ De Laszlo Hall, Maresfield Gardens


Jonny Benjamin MBE shares his story.

Jonny Benjamin is an award-winning mental health campaigner, film producer, public speaker, writer and Blogger from London. 

He is the author of ‘The Stranger of the Bridge: My Journey from Despair to Hope’ charting the story of his diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder and his search for the man, Neal Laybourn, who stopped him from taking his own life on a bridge in 2008.

Do not miss this incredible opportunity to hear his story. 


£15 per session or £25 for both sessions 

£20 on the door for each session 

Description Price Quantity
Member Ticket - Both Sessions
Non Member Ticket - Both Sessions
Member - 4th November Only
Non Member - 4th November Only
Member - 11th November Only
Non Member - 11th November Only
No donation ticket - 4th November
No donation ticket - 11th November

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