Welcome to Proper Mental episode 42!
My guest this week is Dick Moore!
Dick Moore became a mental health campaigner after his son died by suicide at the age of 21.
He is now is an internationally recognised speaker who visits businesses and schools all over the world to talk to pupils, teachers and parents about the challenges of adolescence and the signs and symptoms of mental health disorders.
Dick has also been an English teacher, rugby coach and spent 20 years as a Headmaster, he is a Mental Health First Aid instructor and Tedx speaker.
On this episode we chat about his work in schools and how the school system can affect young people. We chat about his family and the tragic death of his son, Barney. We chat about teenage brain development, the difficulties of being a young person, building emotional resilience and learning to dance in the rain.
You can learn more about Dick and his work on his website www.dickmoore.org.
You can watch his powerful Tedx Talk here:
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