Wellbeing at JFS

RESILIENCE: What we can learn from the Thai boys trapped in the cave – Monday 3 February at 8.00 pm at Kinloss Synagogue

The Community Wellbeing Project invites you to an extraordinary event, retelling and learning from, the fascinating story of the 12 Thai boys and their football coach trapped in a cave, in total darkness for 9 days. The event is led by Dr Jareonsettasin and Dr Mark Berelowitz.

Dr Teerakiat Jareonsettasin, who worked as a consultant psychiatrist at the Royal Free Hospital in the early 1990s, is uniquely placed to deliver this talk as he was Minister of Education in Thailand at the time of the rescue and was the first psychiatrist to interview the boys and their families in depth, six months after they had settled back into their ordinary lives. He is delivering the session jointly with his former mentor, Dr Mark Berelowitz, director of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) at the Royal Free Hospital.

Together they will be sharing a number of key lessons that we can all learn from the boys, their culture and their resilience in facing such adversity.

The event is being held at Kinloss synagogue, Finchley N3.


Drugs and Young People – What parents need to know on Wednesday 5 February at 7.30 pm

In the third of our series of events for parents we are delighted to welcome Dr Emma Silver, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, and Professor Val Curran, Professor of Psychopharmacology, to come and talk to parents of teenagers, both of JFS and outside the school, on Wednesday 5 February 2020 at 7.30 pm.

With an exceptional insight in to youth, mental health and the effects of drugs on the teenage mind, this is an unmissable evening.

Booking is essential and please click here to reserve a space.

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