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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.

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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.

Arthur Mayhew – Advisory Panel, Teen Tips

Arthur has spent nearly 20 years in education helping to develop young adults who have the tools to survive and thrive in an ever changing world.

Formerly a housemaster at Christ’s Hospital School, he then went on to be Assistant Head (Pastoral and Co-curricular) at Wells Cathedral School and is now the Senior Deputy Head at Oakham School in Rutland.

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.

Education

Find out about our online and onsite training for parents, pupils and staff.

Parents

Find out about our online training and onsite workshops for a happy, healthy home.

Organisations

Our training courses can benefit anyone working with young people and add value to your staff wellbeing programme.