Supporting and Strengthening the Vulnerable Adolescent Brain – Postponed until 2021

Event Details

Please note – this session will now take place in 2021.  Bookings will reopen once we have a date confirmed. Many Thanks.

The adolescent years can be a chaotic time, but those YP who are emotionally ‘fragile’; i.e. experiencing bereavement or other kind of trauma; can be especially vulnerable.

It’s important for us to understand the very significant changes that take place in the adolescent brain because it no longer responds to support from adults in the same way as a younger brain.

Modern neuroscientific research is rapidly developing our understanding of why the brain behaves so strangely during this time and this session explains many of the changes taking place, which typically account for problems such as disengagement; apathy; erratic, impulsive behaviour; bad choices and damaging peer relationships.

However; in spite of these challenges, the fragile adolescent brain is also a power-house for learning as it literally reconfigures itself for life in the adult world, and this session explores how to tap into the inherent strengths within.

This session will explore this rapid window of development, within the context of YP’s distress, separation & loss, enabling you to more confidently & effectively nurture their emotional strength during their turbulent transition into adulthood

This is a 3 hour session 10am-1pm and includes a sandwich lunch from 1pm – 2pm with time for reflection and discussion. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements.

The session will be facilitated by Jo Stockdale.  Jo from Well Within Reach specialises in training all kinds of people about brain development, social and emotional competence and wellbeing issues such as resilience and self-esteem. As well as being Well Within Reach’s lead trainer, Jo also provides consultancy support to help organisations to meaningfully ‘decode’ and evidence those impacts and changes usually referred to as ‘soft skills’.



Bookings are no longer available for this event.

Cancellation policy

St Giles Hospice accepts firm bookings through the St Giles Hospice website. In making such bookings clients accept our bookings and cancellation policy.

  • Cancellation fees – the following charges apply ;
    ◦11-31 days = 50% of the course fee
    ◦1-10 days = 100% of the course fee
  • Name substitutions can be made at any time before the course without incurring a penalty.
  • St Giles Hospice does not store credit card details nor do we share customer details with any 3rd parties. Please note that for administration purposes your details will be held on our mailing lists and we may use the information to send you details of our courses. If you do not wish to receive further information from us please advise us.
  • St Giles Hospice reserves the right to cancel a course if insufficient bookings have been received. Delegates will be offered a full refund of the course fee.
  • St Giles Hospice reserves the right to make changes to the programme.
  • St Giles Hospice reserves the right to refuse any booking.