A one-day conference that looks at a range of mental health issues and is co-convened by Willow Creek Association NZ and Equip.
2017 is focusing on youth and children experiencing mental health issues.
(Masters of Educational Psychology)
Kathryn comes from an extensive practice background which has seen her working for organisations such as Child Youth and Family and the NZ Police. She has built a reputation in the last 5 years as a lively and engaging speaker/trainer who is easy to understand. Kathryn has also during this time been a senior trainer for the Brainwave Trust - disseminating neuroscientific research to groups such as Youth Court judges, primary and secondary school teachers, prison staff and inmates, parents, politicians, police and mental health professionals.
Kathryn is one of only two other speakers (other than the founder Nathan Wallis) engaged to train under the name X Factor Education - her dynamic and humorous style means she has the x factor - both academic and totally engaging.
Dip Tchg, MA Hons, Dip Clin Psych (Reg. Psychologist)
Christeen gained her teaching degree during the 1970’s and taught for five years before returning to university to re-train as a Clinical Psychologist, graduating in 1988. She then worked in this role for eight years at Marinoto Child and Family Clinic before moving into private practice where she has been ever since.
Christeen has always been primarily interested in the early years of childhood and adolescence and has continued to work in this area within the family context.
She began her life as a Christian 40 years ago and remains committed to a life growing in Christ.
(Advocacy & Communications Manager from Zeal)
Elliot Taylor is the General Manager of Zeal, a nationwide youth organisation dedicated to helping young people discover, express and develop their unique creativity. At Zeal he founded the youth mental health project Live For Tomorrow, which reaches young people with messages of hope and positive change right where they spend most of their time: online and in school.
In 2016, Live For Tomorrow began an innovative and ambitious project offering immediate interpersonal support to young people disclosing crisis online.
Elliot also lives in an intentional community in Henderson, writes songs, stories and poems (depending on the day) and adds to his pancake tally each Saturday morning.