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Aberdeen’s independent schools join forces to deliver a series of wellbeing seminars in a city first initiative.


Aberdeen’s four independent schools have announced they will collaborate to deliver a series of free online seminars focused on mental health and wellbeing.

The virtual Wellbeing in Difficult Times series is the first of its kind in the city and will see St Margaret’s School for Girls, along with International School Aberdeen (ISA), Robert Gordon’s College and Albyn School – collectively known as Aberdeen Independent Schools (AIS) – come together to deliver four online conferences featuring a variety of expert speakers.

The first seminar will be hosted by ISA as it welcomes Dr Bruce Lawrie, Consultant Psychologist whose focus will be on the importance of physical activity for mental health and wellbeing. The virtual session, entitled “The ‘Power of Mind’ to Enhance Your Mental & Physical Wellbeing”, will take place on Thursday, February 18th at 7.30pm and is open to all.

Robert Gordon’s College will welcome guest speakers Jane Lunnon, Lena Carter and Graham Goulden, on Tuesday, March 2nd, who will deliver an online seminar focused on ‘Impact and Opportunity relating to the Covid-19 pandemic’.

St Margaret’s School for Girls welcomes Dr Tharaka Gunarathne, known as ‘Dr T’, on Wednesday, March 17th, in a webinar entitled ‘Look after your SWANS: Dr T’s 5 Key Areas to Better Resilience.’ Dr T is a medical doctor-psychiatrist turned professional speaker, presenter and high-performance life coach. He is a three times TEDx speaker, Podcaster and has recently been featured on a new reality TV show soon to be aired in the UK.

Albyn School will host the last in the series of seminars on Tuesday, March 30th, when they welcome Astrid Whyte, CEO, Mental Health Aberdeen, who will discuss the important topic of ‘Family Wellbeing’.

Book your place here: https://bit.ly/3rScIlK

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