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Mental Health and Well-being Session

17th November 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

A maximum 2 hour session that will provide a space to explore mental health and emotional well-being. The session offers a space to explore what we think about when we think about mental health, and will provide tips on maintaining well-being and promoting resilience in yourself and others. The session offers a unique perspective, from a healthcare professional (GP) who has spent 20 years caring for students, written books on the topic and delivered 2 TEDx talks about student well-being.

During this session, participants will:

• Have the opportunity to discuss mental health, (without having to disclose anything about their personal experience)

• Learn about mental health as a continuum

• Discuss stigma in different communities surrounding mental health, and how we can work to reduce this

• Explore ways to maintain emotional wellbeing

• Learn practical tips including: what to watch out for; when & where to go for help

• Create your own wellbeing toolkit to take with you.

There will be time for Q&A at the end, plus a scenario to work through, and interactive segments. Breaks are planned for!


Dr Dominique Thompson

Dominique is an award winning GP, young people’s mental health expert, TEDx speaker, author and educator, with over 20 years of clinical experience caring for students. She was named Bristol Healthcare Professional of the Year in 2017.

She is author of The Student Wellbeing Series (Trigger Press), a short series of guides for young people aged 16-25 about mental health, wellbeing and life at university, and co-author of How to Grow a Grown Up (PenguinRandomHouse), a book for parents, carers, teachers and anyone working with young people, about raising independent and resilient young adults ready for the challenges of the 21st century.

Dom has done two TEDx talks about young people’s mental health and wellbeing; ‘What I learnt from 78000 GP consultations with university students’ (about perfectionism, competitiveness and the pressures of being young today) and ‘Understanding Why’, looking at why young people self-harm.

She is also a chapter author of Student Mental Health & Wellbeing in Higher Education: A practical guide (Sage). Dom is a Clinical Advisor for NICE, the Royal College of GPs, the Anorexia Bulimia Care charity, and for Student Minds, the UK’s student mental health charity.

Dom is lead clinical advisor for online course Bring Well, Living Well produced by Epigeum (OUP).

You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram @drdomthompson, and find her on LinkedIn and Facebook. Dom’s TEDx talks and other interviews are available on YouTube.