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Previous CSPA Guest Speakers

The CSPA are delighted to have previously funded a series of guest speakers:

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March 2024
'Time to Log Off - Digital Wellbeing & How to Keep a Healthy Relationship with Technology'

Tanya Goodin is a trailblazing author, pioneering thinker and campaigner on tech ethics and digital wellbeing. She is founder of the digital wellbeing movement, Time To Log Off and host of the popular tech podcast 'It’s Complicated'.  Her three critically acclaimed books on our complicated relationship with technology ‘My Brain Has Too Many Tabs Open’, ‘Off’ and ‘Stop Staring at Screens’ are published in ten languages worldwide.

February 2024
'Adolescent Mental Health & How to Help'

Dick Moore worked as an English teacher, rugby coach and was a housemaster and headmaster for 23 years.
He is a trained instructor in Youth Mental Health First Aid and is an Ambassador for the Charlie Waller Trust which raises awareness of depression in the young. Dick has a Ted Talk, has been on Radio 4 (now shortlisted for ‘The Best Of...’ collection) and spends his time delivering talks in schools, universities and organisations.

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Autumn Term 2020
'The Perils of Gambling Addiction'
Professional Cricketers' Trust

The heartfelt agony of reformed gambling addict Patrick Foster was laid bare in a gripping talk to Sixth Formers last month that reduced some students to tears. In a devastatingly frank account, the former professional cricketer and teacher detailed how a pathological addiction to gambling and online gaming ripped his life apart, driving him to the brink of suicide.
Having since turned his life around, Patrick described his path to recovery and warned students against the dangers of being sucked into the same destructive spiral.

His powerful testimony was one of the most captivating school talks the CSPA has organised.

January - June 2020
'Neuro-Ninja Toolkit Seminars'
Action Your Potential

An innovative course for parents and students. Learn about well-being as a skill, about anxiety and responding to it, and how to learn more but study less using the brain’s natural processes.

Session 1: Wellbeing is a skill
Session 2: Being anxiety aware Pt1
Session 3: Being anxiety aware Pt2
Session 4: Through anxiety & beyond
Session 5: Be a study neuro-ninja: learning at home
Session 6: Brain science of 'meh' and 'ahh'
Session 7: Our flexible self and the power of influence
Session 8: Habits of the neuro-ninja

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