What are the Beasties team up to in the next month? You’ll never guess….
Design in Mental Health Awards
We mentioned this before, but not ones to boast (too much) we haven’t gone on about this half as much as I would have liked. WE HAVE BEEN SHORTLISTED FOR AN AWARD.
The Concept Product Innovation of the Year Award in the Design in Mental Health Awards to be precise.
We head off tomorrow with our little Beastie entourage to the Ricoh Centre in Coventry to join the likes of Oxehealth, Thomas Dudley and multiple NHS Trusts (plus many more incredible people) - all with the shared ambition of improving the mental and physical health of people around the world with their creations, inventions and ideas. See the full list of categories and nominees here.
We are absolutely honoured to be shortlisted and to be given the opportunity to join in on such as fantastic event, and mingle around such people. Including the renowned physician, broadcaster and comedian Dr Phil Hammond.
Whether we win or not this is a fantastic step forward for the Book of Beasties team, and further confirms that we are on the right path with our little game.
Nonetheless, we ask you to keep all your fingers crossed for us. We have somewhat got the jitters.
NIPS - Mental Health Seminar
You many have seen us mention this on our social media channels - we are proudly sponsoring the BE.NIPS Mental Health Seminar.
The event is on 4th June 2019 at Conway Hall, starting at 10am and finishing at 2.30pm. The day will feature several speakers discussing mental health in relation to carers, children and young adults, including the wonderful Place2Be.
There'll be time for questions and two panel discussions as well. There will be a mental health handbook available filled with exclusive articles, interviews and resources, which is free for all attending.
This event is aimed at the public but like all NIPS seminars, students and professionals are more than welcome to attend and meet others studying and working within mental health and education.
Seminar Compere: Dr Rebecca Moore - perinatal psychiatrist and cofounder of Make Birth Better
James Hunt - raising non-verbal autistic boys - Stories About Autism
Kimberley Pena - the benefits of dance - dance movement psychotherapist
Fareeha Amber Sadiq - ADHD - child and family psychiatrist Dr Fareeha Amber Sadiq - Integrative Child and Family Psychiatrist
Maya Milani - PTSD, suicidal thoughts and creativity - Maya Milani
Emma Lazenby - perinatal mental health - CEO of Formedfilms
Andy Glynne - teenage mental health - managing director of Mosaic Films
Chris Mullen - inclusivity in schools - social care policy advisor - National Deaf Children's Society
Julia Clements - principal educational psychologist - Place2Be , the leading national children's mental health charity
Patrick Davey and Dr Anna Smith - NHS psychologists and authors of picture book, Cheeky Worries
The Beasties team will also be exhibiting at the event during which time you can come and see the game in action, play it with the creators (i.e me and Tom), get your hands on a copy of the whole intervention at a discounted rate and even be in with a chance of winning your very own signed copy of Book of Beasties and the Beastie Guide.
There are a number of SENCO network events that are happening in the next few weeks that we will be attending in West London.
These events are great for getting together with like minded (and job titled) individuals and give us great opportunity to show these wonderful folk the work we are doing. As we have mentioned before, Book of Beasties is giving schools the opportunity to receive a free copy of the intervention and a short training session before they decide whether to buy into using it on a wider basis.
These network meetings are a great way to reach more schools in one fell swoop - so if you know of any going on in or around London and would like us to come along, let us know and we’ll do our best to make it happen.
Don’t forget, we are offering *schools the chance to receive a free copy of Book of Beasties: The Mental Wellness Card Game, the Beastie Guide (and lesson plans) PLUS a short training session with its creators.
(*dependent on location)
If you would like to take advantage of this, contact us via our website or send us a message with your name, school, location and job title to firstname.lastname@example.org.