This short course...

  • is for: Members of public, Practitioners
  • is with: Christine Bailey
  • spans: 1 day
  • provides: ION CPD 5 hours
  • has a discount: as a discount: Use discount code IONSC_15OFF at the checkout to get 15% off. Offer expires end of 1st November 2019.

Mental health issues among children are on the rise. ADHD, OCD, Depression. Are we nourishing our younger generation in the right way?

The right brain foods, healthy lifestyle, right nutrients are important not just for children’s bodies, but can have a profound effect on mental health, focus, concentration and mood.

This one day course will give you lots of practical ideas to help your clients, family and friends to support their children’s mental health.

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What will I learn?

This day aims to give lots of practical ideas and advice. By the end of the course participants will have:

  • A deeper understanding of brain function, the importance of different areas in the brain and how neurotransmitter production influences focus, concentration, learning, mood and behavior.
  • The key nutrients and foods to support a healthy balance of neurotransmitters
  • A greater understanding of ADHD and key nutritional considerations to consider
  • An overview of OCD and the link to diet and nutrition
  • A greater awareness of the laboratory tests available to support nutritional interventions
  • A deeper understanding of how to create a healthy brain boosting diet for children
  • The chance to significantly interact with a highly experienced speaker and gain answers and further ideas pertinent to your specific work or personal experience
Full course programme



Who is this course for?

  • Nutritional therapists, nutritionists, dieticians and students who want to understand nutritional approaches to mental health in children
  • All health care and other practitioners interested in deepening their knowledge in foods to support children’s brain health
  • Members of the public interested in supporting their children’s health


What's included?

  • Presentation materials
  • Drinks and light refreshments
  • The chance to interact with highly experienced speaker and gain answers and ideas pertinent to your work
  • An opportunity to network with other nutrition and complementary medicine practitioners interested in nutrition for mental health and make useful contacts.



Who will teach?

Christine Bailey is an award-winning nutritionist, chef and author of over 14 recipe and health books, including “Brain Boost Diet” – a functional medicine recipe book for nourishing and healing the brain. She regularly appears in the media and runs a successful practice in Berkshire and London. She lectures on nutrition at BSc and MSc level and presents at national conferences and events on a wide range of health and nutrition topics. Christine runs a range of cookery days on healthy eating and how best to implement specific dietary approaches.



How will I be taught?

Christine will explain key principles of functional nutrition and brain health related to children and teenagers using a powerpoint presentation and question and answer sessions. Participants will be able to explore the benefit of using different foods and nutrients and be able to ask questions to the speaker to better understand principles and practice.

Technical language may be used at times.

Space is limited to 40 participants. You will be provided with an educational resource that outlines key principles.

Materials will be provided electronically approximately two weeks before the course. In order to reduce our global footprint, hard copies of materials will not be provided on the day. Delegates are welcome to bring the materials on electronic devices; print and bring the materials or take notes and refer to the electronic versions at a later date. Please note if you book less than 14 working days before the course you may have to wait a few days to receive the link to materials. If you book less than 5 working days before the course or on the day, we cannot guarantee that you will receive the link until after the course.

PLEASE NOTE: Education research demonstrates that participants learn most when they focus on the speaker and write their own short personalised notes rather than writing on the materials provided. We therefore encourage participants to use any longer materials provided eg powerpoints as reference materials when home and there is no need to print them all for the day. We encourage participants to think in advance about the key questions you would like answered by the day and for you to tailor your learning, questioning and note taking to address these.



Good to know

  • Registration starts at 9:30AM
  • Day finishes at 15:30
  • Please check you have read ION’s FAQs including our cancellation and refund policy before booking
  • If registering as a student, ID proof will be required on the day. Failure to bring proof will result in the full price of the event being invoiced
  • Where you are booking with a discount code, please check you have read ION’s discount terms and conditions: https://www.ion.ac.uk/promotions
  • Price includes drink and light refreshments throughout the day. Lunch is not provided but there is a fantastic selection of cafes and restaurants within a 5 minute walk as well as a range of independent and high street shops and attractive outdoor spaces, including a section along the River Thames.
  • Use of public transport is advised. There is no free parking in the immediate area. For full parking details visit the Richmond Council website
  • An electronic link to course materials/handouts (if any) will be provided approximately two weeks in advance
  • If you have an issue making a booking please email us [email protected]

Use discount code IONSC_15OFF at the checkout "apply discount" stage to get 15% off your booking fee. Hurry! Offer expires end 1th November 2019.

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Brain Health Nov '19 - Practitioner

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Brain Health Nov '19 - Student

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Brain Health Nov '19 - ION Alumni

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Brain Health Nov '19 - Member of Public

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