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How to survive and thrive in the modern world – with Prof Tanya Byron

18th October 2016 · 6:30pm - 8:30pm

In person | Virtual event

 How to survive and thrive in the modern world – with Prof Tanya Byron

The frantic pace of modern life presents big challenges for our mental wellbeing – from the always-on nature of digital devices and social media to the difficulties of juggling our many different work commitments, projects, relationships and family needs.

Prof Byron will explore these challenges and share some practical things we can do to look after our psychological health, deal effectively with modern technology, cope better with challenges and help create healthier relationships and happier families.

Mistakes are our greatest lessons and other people our greatest teachers. As Tanya Byron describes so eloquently, life is about connection. There is nothing else” ~ Sally Brampton

About The Speaker

Professor Tanya Byron is an expert psychologist, writer and broadcaster. She appears regularly on BBC television and radio discussing topics relating to psychology, mental health, young people and education. She is author of Your Child, Your Way, Little Angels and most recently The Skeleton Cupboard: The making of a clinical psychologist.

In 2008 Tanya was commissioned by the Prime Minister to undertake The Byron Review: Safer children in a digital world which led to a number of policy changes. She has been awarded Honorary Doctorates by the University of York and the Open University for her “outstanding and exceptional contribution to science, education and culture”.

Tanya is also Chancellor of Edge Hill University, Professor of Psychology at Shangdong University (China), Honorary Lecturer at UCL and UEL, a Fellow of the RSA, Patron of Prospex and Patron of Relate.

This event is in support of Action for Happiness. We want to make it accessible to as many people as possible, so rather than charging a fixed fee we’re instead asking you to make a donation. It would be great if you could donate £20, but if you can spare more, or feel unable to give that much, then please give what you feel is appropriate.

Any funds raised (beyond the costs of the event) will contribute directly to Action for Happiness’ work to promote mental wellbeing in local communities.Action for Happiness is part of the Young Foundation, a Registered Charity (274345) in England and Wales.

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