LEAD//FOLLOW online equipping webinar for leaders – Nurturing positive mental health and well-being in children and young people

Published on September 10, 2020

GB International is pleased to launch the second LEAD//FOLLOW equipping webinar for all GB leaders.

Booking is now open here.

Nurturing positive mental health and well-being in children and young people.

Join with two mental health professionals and GB leaders to explore what mental health is and why nurturing positive mental well-being is important and Biblical. The webinar will explore the contributing factors towards poor mental health as well as the impact of COVID-19 on the lives of young people. Together you will learn how we can ensure that GB continues to be a hope-filled and safe environment for young people to manage their emotions.

Saturday 3 October 2020 at 1200 – 1330 (UK time).

Note there is only one webinar session this month. Please check the time in your own country here.

You can book online here.

Booking will close on Monday 28 September at Midday UK time.

The webinar will be facilitated by:

Jessie Emms

Jessie holds a first class Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (Mental Health) and is currently working as a mental health nurse within child and adolescent psychiatry. Passionate about raising hope amongst women, Jessie is a long standing member and proud leader in The Girls’ Brigade England & Wales and currently serves as an under 30’s representative on its Network Executive. In 2018 Jessie attended the International Conference of GB in Zambia where she used her skills and passion to deliver a TED style talk to over 350 people about the importance of mental health. Jessie was awarded first place in the GBI ‘Girls Living Life to the Full challenge’ and as a result is a member of GB’s Delegation of Hope who is representing GB at the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women in NYC.

Hannah Morpeth

Hannah is a qualified mental health nurse working in a therapy clinic for children, young people and families with a variety of psychiatric illnesses and she also works with young people with eating disorders. Hannah has delivered emotional wellbeing and mental health equipping sessions in different countries and cultural contexts including North Macedonia and Uganda. Hannah Morpeth has been a member of The Girls’ Brigade England and Wales for twenty years and is now a leader, working in the main with the 13-18 age group. Hannah serves as a representative of Girls’ Brigade England and Wales on the Girls’ Brigade Europe Executive Board. She is passionate about the benefits that being involved in arts activities can have on someone’s emotional wellbeing and is currently working freelance under Create Healthy Minds, a venture to bring together her passions of mental health and creativity.

LEAD//FOLLOW is a series of 10 monthly online equipping webinars for GB leaders and officers which will run from September 2020 to June 2021. Each webinar will be led by expert facilitators inside and outside the GB family and are free for GB leaders. The 90 min webinar will be held by Zoom and accessible to GB leaders to join live online.

International President Mrs Priscilla Penny shares: ‘We’re delighted to be offering a series of high quality training and equipping sessions to our GB leaders around the world. In 2019, The International President’s Committee made leadership development and discipleship a pillar in its strategic plan 2019-2022 following feedback from ICGB 2018. We pray that these events empower our leaders in core skills and support them in their God-given calling to invest in girls and young women.’

The equipping webinars are not meant to replace any national training programmes but encourage a culture of continuous learning in GB. The webinars will acknowledge the difficult and challenging context that COVID-19 has created as well as explore the new mission opportunities available too.

Please note that spaces on each webinar is limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served space. Please only book if you’re able to attend.

If you’re a registered GB leader, you can book online for this webinar here.

On the day, please ensure that you’re logged into the Zoom call ready for the meeting to begin about 5-10 minutes before. Zoom is a really easy piece of software to use. Here is how you can download the software to your computer in advance. It’s best to use it with a laptop with a webcam. We’d love to ‘see’ you!

Please contact home@gbworldwide.org if you have any problems.

Look out for more details about future online equipping webinars for leaders.

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