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 can thrive socially, emotionally and in education. We work with young people to help them develop the self-regulation and emotional agility they will need to overcome the inevitable challenges of life in the 21st Century.
Our training draws on the latest research from psychotherapy, psychology and neuroscience along with Alicia’s experience of working as an adolescent therapist and being a mum. It helps schools and parents deepen their understanding of adolescence, and create environments which promote emotional wellbeing.
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.
Helen Sundaram – Marketing & Business Development
Helen works alongside Alicia in all manner of ways, and is integral to ensuring that schools, parents, businesses and partners get everything they need.
With a keen eye on what’s current, Helen has a nose for opportunities and loves collaborating with partners and corporates, to reach and support as many families and children as possible. Adding value to employee wellbeing programmes is a major focus. She also brings daily experience of living with two young teenagers!
Eliza Drummond – Club Secretary
Eliza has worked with children and young people in the outdoor industry for the last six years, both in pastoral and teaching roles. She absolutely loves working with young people.
Eliza has recently graduated from the University of Portsmouth with a first class degree in child and youth development with psychology.
She is your go-to person for all things Club related and is always happy to chat and help in whatever way she can.
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.
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.