Mending Minds 2022

AUGUST 2-3

26-27th of Jan 2022

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NO TRAVEL NEEDED

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LEARN & NETWORK

LEARN & NETWORK

Join Kaleidoscope Plus for our 2 day virtual conference, Mending Minds be inspired and learn how to build mental health resilience and finding coping strategies in a post pandemic world.

Why?

We have all been affected by the global pandemic that is Covid, in one way or another and so it is vital that we support each other in our journeys and learn to find ways to not just cope, but thrive, in what is being referred to as our ‘New Normal’

What to expect?

This event is not like others. We are using a highly interactive platform that enables us to stream videos, offering you fantastic visual content and allow you optimum chances to talk with like minded people, all in the comfort of your own home!

Mending Minds 2022 will be delivered via a highly interactive, 3D environment. We will have keynote presentations with Q&A. We also have a feature of on-demand coping strategy workshops and interactive partner exhibits within the show floor.

We kick off each day with a 30 min well-being session and there will be plenty ofopportunities to network throughout.

Speakers

Our speakers are all inspirational people who have been on their own incredible journeys through mental health and their stories are guaranteed to move and inspire you.

Workshops

Our conference workshops will dive deep into the coping strategies used by our speakers, and attendees will be able to talk to KPG experts about how to deploy techniques into their everyday lives. Our aim is that you walk away not only inspired but with the knowledge of how to deploy these strategies into your everyday life.

Wellness

We kick off each day with a 30 min wellness session and there will be plenty of opportunities to network throughout.

Why should I attend?

The saying goes ‘it’s ok to not be ok’ and this is true for the most part. However, the reality is if we do not care for ourselves, look after our mental health and learn how to be resilient in the face of change, we may find ourselves in trouble.

That is why we ask you to join us on the 26th and 27th of January so you can find some real solutions and learn coping strategies that you can adapt to make work for you, in your everyday lives. A chance for you to share your experiences, good and bad and be part of the Kaleidoscope Plus Group community that will support you throughout your ups and downs now and in the future.

Agenda

26-27th of Jan 2022

Day 1

9:00

Registration and Breakfast Networking (Reception).

09:30

Daily wellbeing session

10 :00

Keynote Speaker followed by Q&A No1 (Main Stage).

  Petra
10:45

Morning Coffee and chat (networking).

11:00

Keynote Speaker 2 Followed By Q&A (Mainstage)

  Matthew.
12:00

Lunch

12:45

Breakout Workshops (Sessions each session 30 mins in length delegates choose 2).

Workshop 1

Workshop 2

Workshop 3

Workshop 4

13:45

15 Min Break with Networking (Networking).

14:00

Presentation by main sponsor (main stage)

14:10

Trade Show Sponsors Booths Live or Pre recoded inc conference offers and discounts product demos and information. (Expo Area).

15:00

Afternoon tea break (Networking).

15:30

Keynote Speaker 3 Followed By Q&A Wendy (Main Stage).

16:15

Closing Speech Monica Shafaq CEO Kaleidoscope Plus Group

16:30

Close Day1??

Day 2

09:00

Registration and Breakfast Networking (Reception).

09:30

Daily wellbeing session

10:00

Keynote Speaker followed by Q&A No4 Colin (Main Stage).

10:45

Morning Coffee and chat (networking).

11:00

Breakout Workshops (Sessions each session 30 mins in length delegates choose 2).

Workshop 1

Workshop 2

Workshop 3

Workshop 4

12:00

Lunch

12:45

Trade Show Sponsors Booths Live or Pre recoded inc conference offers and discounts product demos and information. (Expo Area).

3:35

1Presentation by main sponsor (main stage)

13:45

Keynote Speaker 5 Monica Shafaq (main stage)

14:30

15 Min Break with Networking (Networking).

14:45

Q&A with Team KPG (not sure what area of the platform we use here)

15:15

Keynote Speaker 6 Followed By Q&A Sammy Woodhouse (Main Stage).

16:00

Closing Speech Monica CEO Kaleidoscope Plus Group

16:15

Conference Close Day 2

Speakers

Wendy Smith

Mental health matters and so does your mental fitness. Nurturing a healthy environment on the inside will aid every aspect of your daily life and interactions, it will allow you to manage stress and become more efficient, balanced and productive. We all have an inner map of reality that is created throughout our life and runs on autopilot, becoming aware of this and how it operates is the key to change. Mental fitness is the skill you can then develop to continue improving sifting and sorting through your internal workings to generate more of what you want in life. It is all an inside job, time to workout the brain and not just the body.

Sammy Woodhouse

Sammy Woodhouse is an English activist against child sexual abuse. She was a victim of the Rotherham child sexual exploitation scandal, which she helped expose by giving an anonymous interview to Andrew Norfolk of The Times.

Colin Maclachlan

Former SAS man Colin Maclachlan endured some of the most daring operations to date and when he is not working on TV or Video Games is actively involved as patron or ambassador for various mental health charities and has his own charity ‘Who Dares Cares’ which helps support anyone involved with the military or blue light services in dealing with stress.

Colin Maclachlan, star of Channel Four's captivating reality TV drama SAS: Who Dares Wins and Channel 5’s ‘Secrets of the SAS’ is an operator with over 25 years of security and risk related experience.

Colin joined the army in 1989 and after 9 years in the Royal Scots passed selection first time aged 23 into 22 SAS. Colin was fortunate enough to have been involved in some of the more high profile and daring missions of the recent period. Only a handful of men have been involved in hostage negotiations, hostage rescue and been a hostage themselves and Colin is one of them. He waded through stinking swamps in Sierra Leone in West Africa to hunt down the West Side Boys, a guerilla gang holding five British soldiers hostage. It was a mission so daring and dangerous they nicknamed it Operation Certain Death. The SAS recce teams secured the hostages' building and neutralised any West Side Boys prior to the main assault arriving and secured the prison building before the rest of the unit arrived wiping out the terrorists in 2000.

He was also the first sniper on the scene when a hijacked Afghan flight with 180 passengers landed in London in the same year, sparking a stand-off that lasted four days and was the longest standing hostage siege on UK soil to date. But four years later Colin found himself on the other side of a rescue mission after he was taken hostage in the Iraqi city of Basra. Blindfolded, battered and stripped naked, he felt a gun pressed to his head and heard them pull the trigger in what was a mock execution. Father-of-two Colin only survived long enough for British troops to rescue him because the terrorists who held him wanted to film his suffering in a propaganda video before they executed him.

Colin left the SAS shortly after doing an exchange programme with both Delta Force and Seal Team 6 and after doing security consultancy for the Saudi Royal Family, A-List Celebrities and US Media Networks decided to fund himself through university where he attained a First Class MA (Hons.) in History from Edinburgh University and an M.Litt in Terrorism from St. Andrews University. Colin is now involved in TV, Book, Radio and Video Games and also does a lot with charity being involved as Ambassador for the Lee Rigby Foundation, Pilgrim Bandits, Veterans Garage and NSPCC among others. He has also just founded his own charity Who Dares Cares that aims to link and support veterans as well as others that encounter stress. As well as local community issues, Colin writes and edits articles on Mental Health and Stress.

Having had both an exciting and varied career, Colin is an excellent speaker on a wide variety of topics including Resilience, Teamwork, Leadership and Mental Health

Petra Velzeboer

Petra is a renowned mental health expert, TedX speaker and CEO of mental health consultancy, PVL. She captures, surprises, and inspires audiences with her incredible story of transforming adversity into advantage, and challenges them to take responsibility for their mental health.

Petra was born and raised in the infamous Children of God cult, conditioned to believe that she was being groomed to save the world. Having escaped that world, she now talks to audiences about her ultimate rock bottom, her battle with mental illness including addiction and depression, and her subsequent transformation leading to her founding a flourishing mental health business.

With her core values of lightness, bravery and responsibility shining through at all times, she is bold in her approach to mental health, normalizing our human experiences and even helping people to see the humour in our humanness.

Petra is a psychotherapist with an MSc in Psychodynamics of Human Development and is a qualified ORSC & CTI Certified Coach. She speaks around the globe and virtually on a variety of topics relating to mental health including:

  • Resilience, stress management and burnout prevention Leadership & psychological safety for healthy teams Wellbeing through change and uncertainty
  • Parenting and young people’s mental health
  • Shifting stigma and raising awareness of mental illness

Frequently Asked Questions

No. You do not need to download or install any software to participate. You only need to have access to the internet.
Your login details will be emailed to you ahead of the event. You can use these details to access the online event.
The event will remain open 24/7 for 30 days. Therefore, you can attend whenever it’s convenient for you during this period of time. We understand your schedule may not allow you to attend all of the live sessions of the event.
We have all been affected by the global pandemic that is Covid, in one way or another and so it is vital that we support each other in our journeys and learn to find ways to not just cope, but thrive, in what is being referred to as our ‘New Normal’

A No conference registration is entirely free. You can donate to Kaleidoscope Plus if you want to this is entirely optional. A Pay as you feel option will be on your registration confirmation email.

The event is ideal for NHS staff and frontline workers, students, Businesses who , and anyone in general who is feeling stressed and anxious we have all have been through so much during COVID the conference is about helping all of us to start our mental health resilience journeys and become part of Kaleidoscope Plus Community.
Although the event is free we would really appreciate it if for whatever reason you can’t attend any part of the 2-day conference you let us know. Places are limited so we will be to reallocate your place.
The speaker's bio will be featured on the website under events and or on the Speakers section of the event page.
You can visit the sponsors in the Expo Area, clearly marked. We will explain how to access this on the day.
Yes, we will be recording the event and will be sending the recording out to those of you who registered.
A link will be provided in your registration confirmation email.