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Live Online Talks for Teachers, Parents & Teens

Join One Of Our Online Talks

… and have an opportunity to ask Alicia your questions.

Talks cost just £6 per session.

These are live talks, not available on catch up and if you miss it we are unable to move your talk to a different time. Scroll down for Booking Instructions & full details about registration. If you’re unfamiliar with Zoom watch this video.

Keep scrolling for all Talk details + watch our mini-clip.

“As a parent of teenagers and a Clinical Psychologist, can I say how helpful, calming, acknowledging and positive I just found your webinar!” Diana, Parent
“thank you Alicia for last night’s very excellent (Parenting During Isolation) talk. Hard days, but these words of wisdom really will help us to navigate some of the issues bombarding us currently. I’m so grateful.” Isabel, Parent

For Teenagers & Parents:

How to Manage Worry, Stress & Anxiety

This talk is designed to promote self awareness and self management skills to build emotional resilience and prevent mental health problems. We will look at the science of thoughts and emotions to show how we have a great deal more control over our feelings than most of us believe. We will explore techniques from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and neuroscience that young people can use to help themselves. This is particularly important in today’s world where too many of us have constant low levels of the stress hormones in our systems leading to serious long term health problems.

I hope that these sessions will prove helpful to you, as we all continue our parenting journey at a very testing time.

New dates to be released soon.

What To Do When It All Goes Wrong

This talk for parents covers tips for avoiding conflict, creating effective boundaries, understanding how and when to address unhelpful behaviour plus a six step problem solving model for those moments when drama strikes.

New dates to be released soon.

Restless Development – Parenting During Isolation

This is an exclusive talk for supporters of Restless Development, with 50% of all proceeds going to the charity. It is a stressful time for all family members and during this talk we will look at what we can do to manage any anxiety & protect our children’s mental health. We will consider how we can use this time to develop our children’s soft skills and increase their self confidence and what we can do to reduce the chances of conflict and manage any sibling rivalry.

New dates to be released soon.

For Teachers

FREE TALK: Managing Stress For Teachers

Teachers have told us how stressful they are finding the change to remote learning with little structure, no common room interaction and all whilst juggling the needs of family and school. This talk is designed to offer them support and give them knowledge and strategies which they can share with families and pupils.

Could the teachers at your school benefit? If so please introduce us.

New dates to be released soon.

How To Help Your Child Manage Anxiety – for parents of young children

This is a recorded talk, which you can watch at a time that suits you. It is for parents with younger children aged up to 10 years. It was originally recorded in April 2020 for parents of Esher Groves CQC Healthcare Clinic and we thought some of you might find it helpful. Bookings are made through our website, not through PayPal.

Is your child more irritable than normal? More clingy? Not sleeping and harder to settle? In this hour-long talk, we will give you lots of information and strategies to create calm at home and help children thrive despite all the disruption.

New dates to be released soon.

Teens & Screens

Right now technology is our friend. It is how we will remain connected during times of isolation and it can provide almost limitless entertainment but that does not mean it should become a free for all. As parents you need to understand the positives and negatives of your children’s online world and encourage responsible digital use. This talk will give you the latest guidelines on screen time; screen use and the pitfalls to be aware of. It come with free access to our screen contract and a guide to negotiating the boundaries around screen time.

New dates to be released soon.

For Parents

Developing Resilience in Children & Teenagers

This talk explores the four pillars of resilience and considers the role of risk in building resilience. It looks at how we can help young people develop the positive mindsets & attitudes, self efficacy, resourcefulness and creativity that will allow them to become independent and courageous individuals who can cope with life’s vicissitudes.

New dates to be released soon.



Select a Talk date, and pay via PayPal (you don’t need a PayPal account and can use a payment/credit card). (PLEASE NOTE: You must take note which email address you are using to log into PayPal with, as this address is the one we will need for Zoom a bit later.)


After successful payment, you will be automatically registered into the Live Talk. Look out for a confirmation email which will come to the email address you used for payment. if you don’t see this check your junk / spam. The email will give details of how to join the Live Talk.

IMPORTANT: If you have never used Zoom before, and have not already created an account, you must do this now, before trying to join the Talk. This process can take time while waiting for a confirmation from Zoom, so don’t leave till the last minute! You can do this by downloading the Zoom app on a tablet/phone and choosing “Sign-Up”, or visit zoom.us and register for an account that way. Please use the email account also associated with Paypal, to sign up to Zoom.


Now you have a Zoom account, return to the email containing details of how to join. At any time before the Talk starts, you can join, and will be met with a waiting screen until the start time. The simplest way to join is using the “Click here to join” link in the email, after which the Zoom app will launch, and you can enter your email and password.

If you have problems joining via email sign-in, there is an option to phone-in from a mobile. The number to call is also included in the email instructions from Zoom.

So you don’t miss out on future sessions and advice please register as a ‘parent’ to keep updated – we will announce all talks and send parenting tips by email to this list.

With all good wishes,


Alicia Drummond

BACP Accredited Therapist, Parent Coach, Speaker, Author & Mother

Ps You can also find lots of helpful podcasts, Q&A films, blogs and links to specialist support here.

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In The Press [The Sunday Times Magazine 24.5.20]

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In The Press [Interview With The Daily Telegraph]

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In The Press [Interview In The Guardian / Observer]

Alicia was so pleased to have contributed to this article in The Observer on conflict in families as a result of lockdown.

Facebook Live Coffee & Questions with Alicia

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Is This Grief I Am Feeling? [How To Support Your Child’s Mental Health During Lockdown]

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Teen Tips April 2020 Newsletter [Parenting Tips for Teenage Mental Health During Lockdown]

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How To Keep Your Teenager Entertained During Isolation

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Free Listening Sessions For Teens In Particular Need Of Support

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School’s Out

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How To Talk To Your Child About Coronavirus

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March 2020 Newsletter

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Canford and Port Regis Schools Join Our Online Programme

A large focus of our work is with schools, helping staff support the wellbeing of children so we are delighted to welcome these two new schools.