Two mothers from Sevenoaks with a passion for improving children’s lives are organising a screening of the award-winning documentary Resilience.  This is the first screening of this film in Kent. They want to help our whole society to wake up to the impact of childhood trauma. Tonbridge School on Thursday 19 July at 7.30pm.  Tickets £8 from Eventbrite. All proceeds to go to West Kent Mind.

The findings of the Adverse Childhood Effects study (1998) have revealed the most important public health findings of a generation. Scientists now realise that extreme childhood trauma is one of the leading causes of everything from heart disease and cancer to substance abuse and depression.

There will be a panel discussion after the screening with representatives from a range of professional backgrounds. This will help tease out the specific implications for Kent and consider the changes each one of us can make to help.

The film will appeal to a range of audience members from parents to professionals in Health, Social Care, Education, Mental Health and Policing. We hope we can harness the power of this film to start a snowball of small changes to improve the lives of children across Kent.

A Facebook group has been set up to share information about this film.