Building Resilience For Life
Teenagers haven’t fundamentally changed but the world in which they live has. The pace of change is unprecedented and, with so much uncertainty, it is little wonder that many teens and those supporting them are struggling to cope.
At Teen Tips, we believe that when teachers and coaches, and parents and carers work together to promote strong self-esteem and emotional resilience, teenagers are better able to resist peer pressure, make healthy choices for themselves and overcome the inevitable challenges of life in the 21st Century.
The Teen Tips online and onsite courses will equip you with the knowledge, confidence and skills to support young people as they navigate everything from relationships, pornography, alcohol, drugs and social networking to exam stress, perfectionism, body image, gaming and gambling.
Meet The Team
Alicia Drummond – Founder, Teen Tips
Alicia is a BACP accredited therapist, parent coach, speaker, author and, most importantly, a mother.
She works with over a hundred schools delivering talks and workshops to help parents, staff and pupils deepen their understanding of adolescence and promote emotional health and wellbeing.
She is the in-house mental health expert for School Notices and the in-house parenting specialist for the CQC clinic Esher Groves.
Dr Ian Drever MB ChB, MRCPsych – Advisory Panel
Dr Ian Drever MB ChB, MRCPsych is the Founder Director of The Academy of Mental Fitness, a dedicated facility to teach everyone the skills to navigate life effectively. Ian is a big believer in the importance of sharing parenting skills far and wide, as he’s seen from clinical experience the impact that such knowledge can have, both for parents as well as for the next generation. Prior to this role, he was a practising Consultant Psychiatrist in the NHS and at The Priory. His areas of particular interest were the treatment of depression, anxiety and stress, and the importance of early recognition and treatment of mental illness.
Helen Sundaram – Marketing & Business Development
Helen brings over 25 years’ marketing experience, and works alongside Alicia to develop and grow all aspects of the business.
With a major focus on the online training for teachers, educators and parents, Helen collaborates with schools, universities, local authorities, organisations and charities. She also brings daily experience of living with two young teenagers!
Guy Burnell – Consultant & Mentor
With a career spanning 30 years, Guy is a consultant and mentor, advising early stage entrepreneurial businesses in the UK and Europe.
With a focus on growth, strategy, operations, funding, marketing and sales, Guy works across a range of sectors including property management and development, renewable energy, corporate advice, life skills and mental wellbeing. He is a Director at Oxon Creative Property Projects Ltd and Role Models Ltd.
Emma Pelling – Media & Communications
Emma brings over twenty years’ communications and PR experience to Teen Tips. Emma has provided strategic advice, media relations and communications support for a range of organisations primarily in the area of education, health and youth engagement.
James Honess – Films & Podcasts
James is a Sussex-based Filmmaker, running video production agency Unitary Studios; his latest short film picking up an ‘Award of Excellence’ in LA. He has facilitated the creation of all Teen Tips’ video training material. He brings an all-round creative approach to the team.
When not working on the latest Teen Tips innovation, he works as a Musical Director for local youth theatre companies, and continues his work with young people at Brighton Film School; overseeing and implementing safeguard procedures, where students wish to cast children in their films.