12 September 2024

12 September 2024

8.30 – 9.00


9.00 – 9.10

Opening remarks from the chairperson

9.10 – 9.50
Ethical considerations in AI for mental health

Dive into the ethical dimensions of AI in mental health as experts scrutinise issues such as privacy, bias, and the conscientious deployment of AI technologies, fostering a dialogue crucial for responsible innovation and patient wellbeing.

This session will cover:

  • Experts from AI, mental health, and ethics will discuss the ethical implications of using AI in mental health.
  • We will explore issues such as privacy, bias, and the responsible deployment of AI technologies.
9.50 – 10.30
Breaking sexual stereotypes of the menopausal woman

Understanding intimacy changes & enhancing the quality of relationships

This session will cover:

  • Critical assessment of the history of menopause.
  • Creating positive change through empowering intimacy and relationship education.
  • Refreshing narratives, research, and practical knowledge for managing menopause symptoms and enhancing the quality of intimacy and relationships.
Mary Foxworth

Mary Foxworth

Inclusive Sexologist, Sex Therapist, & Founder

Foxworth Institute


Networking break

11.00 – 11.40

Teenagers translated

This session will cover:

  • Teen truths (medical and development levels).
  • Tips for talking to your teenager.
  • Tips for keeping connected.
  • Tips for managing expectations.
Dr. Amanda Oswalt Visher

Dr. Amanda Oswalt Visher

Director of Psychological Services and Clinical Psychologist

SPOT Children’s Therapy Centre

11.40 – 12.20

Experiential workshop: art therapy – uncovering emotions through creativity

Uncover the therapeutic essence of art therapy in this presentation. Explore its benefits, techniques, and role in enhancing mental wellbeing through creativity and emotional expression.

This session will cover:

  • The therapeutic benefits of artistic expression.
  • Real-life examples of how art therapy can uncover and process emotions.
  • The role of creativity in promoting mental wellbeing.

12.20 – 1.20

Networking and lunch

1.20 – 2.00

[Panel discussion]
Holistic health in the workplace: strategies for promoting mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing

Delve into the strategies for cultivating wellbeing in the workplace, addressing mental, physical, and emotional dimensions for optimal health and productivity.

This session will cover:

  • Strategies for supporting mental health in the workplace.
  • Initiatives for promoting physical activity and health.
  • Techniques for managing stress and fostering emotional resilience.
  • Practical tips for creating a supportive work environment conducive to holistic health.
Shirralee Sisson

Shirralee Sisson

Mental Health Trainer, Clinical Supervisor, Counsellor & Founder

Positive Wellbeing Ltd


Angela Watkins

Angela Watkins

Head Counsellor

Red Door Counselling

Dr. Alex W. K. Li

Dr. Alex W. K. Li

Lead Psychologist

St John’s Cathedral Counselling Service

2.00 – 2.40

Unveiling the world of sexology: Insights, beliefs, and transformative experiences

In this engaging talk, attendees are invited to explore the world of sexology.

This session will cover:

  • Debunking common misconceptions.
  • Emphasising the importance of open dialogue.
  • Practical tips and real-life examples from individuals to embrace their sexuality in a healthy and fulfilling way, promoting personal growth and empowerment.
Dr. Martha Tara Lee

Dr. Martha Tara Lee

Relationship Counselor & Clinical Sexologist, AASECT certified sexuality educator and certified sexuality educator supervisor

Underneath The Moon

2.40 – 3.20

The impact of online dating on mental health within the context of attachment styles and the phenomena of ghosting

Maryam Samar

Maryam Samar

Integrative Counsellor and Doctoral Candidate for Counselling Psychology

Ascetic Therapy

3.20 – 3.50

Networking break

3.50 – 4.30

The role of diet and nutrition in mental health

Explore the vital connection between diet, nutrition, and mental health, uncovering strategies to support wellbeing through mindful eating habits.

This session will cover:

  • The impact of diet on mental health and emotional wellbeing.
  • Nutritional approaches for enhancing mood and cognitive function.
  • Practical tips for incorporating mental health-friendly foods into everyday meals.
  • The importance of a balanced diet in promoting overall mental wellness.
  • Offer insights into the relationship between gut health and mental wellbeing.

4.30 – 5.00

Attention, Allergies and Anxiety: A Homeopathic and Nutritional Perspective

A Holistic healthcare view of Attention Deficit Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder and Anxiety based on scientific evidence and 25 yrs. of work in the field.

This session will cover:

  • Clinical relevance of allergies as comorbidities in ADHD, ADD, SPD and anxiety disorders.
  • Tips for healthcare professionals, educators and parents to identify subtle signs of allergies and nutritional deficiency that may be hampering progress.
Dr. Sonal Hattangdi-Haridas

Dr. Sonal Hattangdi-Haridas

Nutritional Medicine Specialist and Homeopathic Physician

Maya Health Institute


Closing remarks by emcee