NIPS brings Mental Health and Children seminar to Leeds

The non-profit community organisation NIPS (Nourishing, Inspiring, Playful and Supportive) will bring their inaugural seminar series of Mental Health and Children seminars to Leeds City Museum on 23 October 2018, 10am – 2pm.

Leeds is the first northern city to host the public seminar, following sold out events in Bath, Bristol and Brighton this year.

With around 200 attendees anticipated, the iconic Brodrick Hall will accommodate speakers from local and national organisations to talk about mental health in relation to children.

The event aims to start discussions and support those who want to improve their knowledge of mental health, regardless of their experiences or background.

A brand new animation by BAFTA award-winning production company ForMED Films will also be screened at the seminar.

For those with children aged 1-5, there is the option to book a place with the pre-organised childcare service offered by NIPS and facilitated by the museum.

Leeds City Museum was recently named as Family Friendly Museum of the Year 2018 by Kids in Museums, making the venue a prime location for the NIPS seminar.

Awarded for its warm and welcoming staff along with its fantastic range of events and facilities for families including pop-up sensory events for families with additional needs.

Situated in the heart of Leeds, the historic building has three conference spaces including an impressive central arena with capacity of up to 300.

Events can also be hosted in the three interactive galleries which house a number of artefacts from collections considered to be of national significance.

Lauren Burlinson, founder of NIPS explained what attendees can expect from the Leeds seminar: “Our seminars aim to be informal and dynamic – responsive to our audience and offer them a space to open up and chat about mental health. We want each event to feel engaging and reactionary – for those attending to leave with new knowledge and aware of what’s available in their city, but also to feel part of something larger.”

Samantha Flavin, Principal Keeper of Leeds City Museum said: “We’re delighted to have been chosen as the venue for the first Northern NIPS event and we are really looking forward to welcoming people from across Leeds. We know that our visiting families are diverse, intergenerational and have differing needs so we hope that this event will spark new conversations within the Leeds community.”

Tickets are available through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mental-health-and-children-leeds-tickets-50440408620