The Trinity Conference 2021 Mental Health in Education: A Catholic Approach

  • Friday 28 May 2021

  • 9:00AM - 3:30PM


An online conference for anyone involved in the education or catechesis of young people.


What's happening?

The day will provide a Catholic Christian theological and pastoral framework for understanding mental health, as well as providing practical tools for those who support young people struggling with mental health.  Speakers include psychiatrists, psychologists, counsellors, academics, youth ministers, media professionals, religious, and students themselves.

You can find out about our speakers below:


Friday 28 May, 9.00am - 3.30pm 


The Trinity Conference Standard Fee - £25 (All monies go to cover the speaker and conference publication costs. Any excess funds raised will go towards the work of Catholic Care, a charity within the Leeds diocese which supports disadvantaged, vulnerable, or marginalised people of all ages, faiths and backgrounds.)

The Trinity Conference LTU Staff Fee - FREE

What will I get?

Conference Delegate Fee (Standard) - £25

  • Live access to the conference on 28 May 2021.
  • Online link to the talks, once the conference has finished.
  • A copy of the Post-Conference Publication

Conference Delegate Fee (LTU Staff member) - FREE

  • Live access to the conference on 28 May 2021.
  • Online link to the talks, once the conference has finished. (Post-Conference publication will be available to purchase at an extra cost of £7.50 plus delivery)
9.00am Welcome and Opening Prayer

Bishop Paul Mason: RC Bishop for Mental Health from the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales

Professor Charles Egbu: Vice Chancellor for Leeds Trinity University

9.30am Keynote address 1 Rev. Dr Gerard Fieldhouse-Byrne, Executive Director of St Lukes' Centre, Manchester A Roman Catholic Approach to Mental Health and Spiritual Wellness
10.00am Seminar 1 Dr Kate Middleton: Psychologist and Director of the Mind and Soul Foundation UK Pandemic Stories: Finding Potential in Times of Pressure
10.20am Seminar 2 Dr Pravin Thevathasan, Consultant Psychiatrist and authors of CTS publication 'Catholicism and Mental Health' Catholicism and Science: Getting the Balance Right with Mental Health
10.40am Seminar 3 Pete Smallwood: Counsellor and Coordinator for Human Formation, St Mary's College Birmingham  Self Care: a Moral and Ethical obligation?
11.00am Coffee Break    
11:30am Seminar 4 Michael Wee: Education and Research Officer at the Anscombe Bioethics Centre, Oxford, UK and Saïk de La Motte de Broöns de Vauvert, Psychiatrist in the Thames Valley, UK  The Role of Virtue in Mental Health
11.50am Seminar 5 Dr David Torevell: Honorary Research Fellow at Leeds Trinity University, UK, and Associate Professor in Theology and Education, Liverpool Hope University, UK The Catholic Theological Tradition and Mental Health
12.10pm  Seminar 6 Isaac Withers: Content Manager at Peter's House Creative Media Agency Social Media and Mental Health: Why Does the Most Connected Generation Ever Feel Bad About it?
12.30pm Lunch break    
1.30pm Keynote address 2 Jack Regan: MHFA England Course Instructor and Director of Youth Services for Lancaster RC Diocese, UK Mental Health in Practise: A Toolkit for a Faith Setting
2.00pm Seminar 7 Abby Fredrickson: Head of Content for Hallow (the #1 Catholic App in Appstore) Mindfulness and Christian Meditation
2.20pm Seminar 8 James Mullen: Catholic Biochemistry student at the University of Sheffield How Faith Helped my Mental Health: A Student Tetimony
2.40pm Seminar 10 Toby Chelms: Head of Student Support and Wellbeing, Leeds Trinity University, UK  Leeds Trinity University and Student Mental Health: A Case Study
3.00pm Plenary and Closing Prayer

Hannah Hayward: Coordinating Lay Chaplain (joined by Rev.Dr Gerard Fieldhouse-Byrne and Jack Regan) and Rt Rev Marcus Stock, RC Bishop of Leeds

Moving on from here: a final word from our keynotes and diocesan bishop.   
3.30pm Event finish    

How can I book?

Booking for this event is now closed.

Further information

For further information or if you have any queries, please email Hannah Hayward or call 0113 283 7100 ext 435