St. Wolstan's Community School

Parents Association AGM Guest Speaker


Parent Webinar: Raising Resilient Adolescents: Approaches from Positive Psychology

By Fiona Forman, (M. Sc Applied Positive Psychology)

Tuesday 13th October, 7.30pm

Resilience is one of the greatest gifts we can give our adolescents. Now, with the extra challenges
they face due to Covid 19, we need to equip them with the skills they need to flourish and thrive,
despite these many difficulties and obstacles.
The field of Positive Psychology, which is the science of well-being, can offer us many approaches
and ideas for nurturing our children’s resilience, through a combination of support and skills.
In this talk, author and former teacher Fiona Forman will share insights and research on resilience, as
well as practical resilience skills.
‘I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.’ Louisa May Alcott
Fiona Forman - Bio
Fiona Forman is an author, speaker, facilitator and trainer in the area of well-being and Positive
Psychology. Having spent many years as a primary school teacher, she is absolutely passionate about
placing well-being at the heart of school life, and she has seen first-hand the great benefits of
empowering children, teachers and parents to understand, value and enhance their own mental health.
Fiona holds an M. Sc. in Applied Positive Psychology, the science of well-being, from the University
of East London.
Fiona is the co-author of Weaving Well-Being, an SPHE programme which is now widely used in
primary schools. She is also the author of Wired for Well-Being, a new well-being programme for
Second Level schools.
Fiona has designed and delivered numerous talks, training sessions and seminars to teachers and
parents. She is a regular media contributor on the topics of well-being and Positive Psychology and
loves sharing her practical experience, insights and expertise with others.
Fiona is also the mother of two young adults, which has deepened her awareness of the necessity to
equip children with the support and skills that they need to develop resilience and to thrive and
flourish in life.
Twitter: @FionaWellBeing
Instagram: Fiona Forman Well-Being

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