From Surviving to Thriving

Friday, 13th October @ Les Cotils

About

Do you feel you are thriving, or merely surviving? We are living in an age where healthcare is advanced and our life expectancy is higher than it has ever been, at least in the western world. However, living for longer with access to effective medical treatment does not in itself make for a joyful, meaningful life. Regardless of our age or occupation, we all need to find a purpose and to combat the common problems, such as stress or loneliness, which threaten our ability to enjoy each day.

 

Following on from the two previous groundbreaking Thrive 2020 events, the Dandelion Foundation is proud to present the third instalment: Thrive 2020, From Surviving to Thriving.

 

This event is designed to impact upon every member of the community in some way. It will take place on Friday 13 October at Les Cotils, from 9am-5pm, and will cover a full spectrum of thinking and solutions to coincide with the new Guernsey Mental Health and Wellbeing strategy launched earlier this year. It also forms a bold vision that is in line with the Future Guernsey plan to make Guernsey one of the happiest and healthiest countries in the world.

The Speakers

Katie Hardcastle

Katie Hardcastle

An ACE-Informed Island

Craig Lister

Craig Lister

the Natural Health Solution

Elaine Wyllie

Elaine Wyllie

The Daily Mile - Every Child, Every Day

Dr Pratima Singh

Dr Pratima Singh

Bridging the Mind-Body Gap.....Like You Mean It

Graham Marshall

Graham Marshall

Urban Thrival

Wendy Suzuki

Wendy Suzuki

Practical Neuroscience for Everyday Life

Dr Melrose Stewart

Dr Melrose Stewart

Revolutionising Connections Between the Old and the Young

Rachel Kelly

Rachel Kelly

How I learnt to Eat for Happiness: My Golden Rules for Good Mood Food

Mark Hopfenbeck

Mark Hopfenbeck

Open Dialogue in Mental Health Care: From Treating to Talking

Kevin Turner

Kevin Turner

Company Chameleon

Dan Acher

Dan Acher

Creating Space for Joy in our Cities

Schedule

Schedule may be subject to change

08:30Doors open
09:00Opening the showJock Pettitt and Marc Winn
09:10Opening and hostingGreg Lydall
09:15Session 1Wendy Suzuki
Elaine Wylie
Craig Lister
Andy Le Seelleur
10:35Audience breakFireside Chat hosted by John Fernandez
11:00Session 2Rachel Kelly
Dr Pratima Singh
Alex Heaton
Melrose Stewart
12:20Audience break (lunch)Fireside Chat hosted by John Fernandez
13:10Session 3Katie Hardcastle
Isabella Goldie
Dr Ellen Wilkinson
Mark Hopfenbeck
Nick Cannon
14:50Audience breakFireside Chat hosted by John Fernandez
15:15Session 4Graham Marshall
Kristoffer Rasmussen
Dan Acher
Kevin Edward Turner
Kerstin Neason
16:55Closing remarksGreg Lydall
17:00After show drinks and group photo
18:30After party starts

FAQ

What can I expect on the day?
A day full of short, impactful talks focused on human thriving.

 

Why should I attend?
To learn new ways to lead an even happier life.
To acquire a lot of new knowledge in a very short space of time.
To be inspired.
To meet lots of like-minded people.
To be part of something that will improve your community.

 

Why should my colleagues attend?
We consistently get feedback from employers about how inspiring our events are for their employees. Attendees learn a lot in a very short space of time and make new and interesting connections. After attending an event employees are much more likely to get involved in improving the community in some way. All our events include subject matter that improves workplace wellbeing and employee productivity.

 

Is the event catered?
Yes, the event is fully catered all day. We deliver food and nourishment that is designed to keep you thriving all day long. Food is available that is suitable for vegans, vegetarians and those who are gluten and dairy free.

 

Why do we think it is a CSR day?
We encourage employers to send their employees to our events as a CSR day. Improving the community is not just about volunteering. It is about coming up with new ideas and making the right connections. All our events are designed to make a positive impact on the community. The attendees are a key part of helping us deliver that impact.

 

Why do we run these events?
We run these events to make a positive impact in the community. Each and every event we curate leads to the creation of new projects on the island or the acceleration of existing projects. They also inspire the creation of a new generation of local changemakers to take on some of the challenges that face our community today.

 

Why from surviving to thriving?
For years we have been asking community members what is truly important to them. ‘Happiness and Health’ is the answer we get time and time again. We felt it was important to run a regular event on the most important things that matter to most people.

 

Why do you have mental health talks at this event?
To us, happiness, mental wellbeing and mental health are all part of the same spectrum. To become a thriving community we need to find ways to help people at all stages of that spectrum.

 

What should I wear?
Whatever you like. We encourage you to feel as relaxed as possible on the day.

 

Will there be wifi?
Yes, there will be wifi. There will also be a separate room where you can watch a live stream of the event and work with your laptop.

 

Do I need to be there all day?
We prefer people to remain for the whole day as each talk is a chapter of an overall story that we are trying to tell. It is completely up to you though.

 

Can I bring my children?
There are some challenging subjects that come up during the day so it may not be suitable for children of all ages. We will offer some facilities for parents with young babies and toddlers to be part of the event.

 

Why on a Friday?
The event is taking place during Mental Health Week. It is hard to please everyone but we do make a call as to how we can get the most engaged people in the room who have the capacity to make the biggest difference. In our experience over the past three years, Friday is the day that gets the best results. We record all our talks and live-stream on the day so that all of our content is available to all.

 

What is a TED-style talk?
A TED-style talk is a video talk that is up to 18 minutes long and is designed to be easily watched.

 

Will the talks be recorded?
Yes. We typically release a YouTube video of all the individual talks within 14 days of the event taking place. The event is also being live-streamed. All ticket holders will be sent links to all the talks when they are live. If you are not attending the event and wish to be sent the talks then please sign up for a free live stream ticket. An edited version of the live stream will be available within a few hours of the event finishing.

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Get in Touch

The Dandelion Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation set up in 2016 based on a project started in 2014 by Marc Winn and Jock Pettitt focused on helping make Guernsey the best place to live on Earth by 2020. The Foundation’s main purpose is to inspire self-governing nations like Guernsey to accelerate breakthrough innovation and unlock human potential.

For more information visit dandelion.gg or contact joinus@dandelion.gg, or use the form below to be added to the Foundation’s mailing list.