Wed, 8 June 2022

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm BST


How The World is Making Our Children Mad – And What to Do About It

Louis Weinstock in conversation with Hannah MacInnes

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If you are a parent worried about your child’s mental health and the future they face in our crisis-ridden age, psychotherapist Louis Weinstock is here to help. 

It’s not your child’s fault they are struggling. It’s the world we live in. We need to show our children we can handle uncomfortable truths so that they can too.

The causes of mental health problems are complex, but we don’t focus anywhere near enough on the ways in which this world affects our children’s minds. We pathologize children’s normal reactions to a mad world, and make children feel like they are broken.

Psychotherapist Louis Weinstock believes we need a radical shift in our perspective. In this livestream event, he will inspire and guide parents and carers to help children reach their highest potential. He will share tools to support your children through life’s biggest challenges and offer new ways to talk about difficult global issues and the future we face.

He says: “I believe our children are canaries in the coalmine. Because they haven’t yet built up strong psychological defences, they are more sensitive than grown-ups to the social pressures and toxic values of the world around them. From this perspective, the rise in psychological distress among our children warns us of impending danger and beckons us to a more beautiful world.”

Praise for Louis Weinstock:

“Who is Louis Weinstock? He is an innovative psychotherapist and social entrepreneur who other psychotherapists trust. I have referred numerous families to Louis because he is especially talented in working with children and young people. I know of no one better qualified to know what young people are facing today.” – Philippa Perry

“Louis cares deeply about children and the world they are growing up in. He provides a brilliant, nurturing, much-needed voice to children and anyone who cares about children.” – Jessie Ware

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Louis Weinstock

Psychotherapist and Entrepreneur

Louis Weinstock is a psychotherapist who works with children and the child inside us all. He helps people find a light in the darkness – in the things that are unseen, unheard and unspoken. He has worked with vulnerable children for over 20 years as a drugs counsellor, a child protection social worker and a psychotherapist running a therapeutic school for teenagers with complex problems. He sees death as our greatest teacher and runs ‘magic power of grief’ circles at festivals. He is also co-founder of Apart of Me, a multi-award winning charity that helps young people transform their grief into compassion.

Hannah MacInnes

Presenter, Podcaster and Host of How To Academy’s live programmes.

Hannah MacInnes is a broadcaster and journalist. Alongside hosting How To Academy’s live programmes and podcast, she presents a cultural show on Times Radio and interviews on-stage at a number of other major literary events. She is the host of The Klosters Forum Podcast series and has written for the Radio Times, the Evening Standard and TLS. Before going freelance she worked for 8 years at BBC Newsnight, as Planning Editor and as a Producer / Filmmaker.