Dr Andy Cope, a bestselling author, teacher and ‘happiness expert’, will be visiting Guernsey tomorrow and Wednesday to share some of his fascinating insights into how to help children to flourish.
During his visit, made possible thanks to sponsorship by Investec, Andy will be hosting a series of events for local schoolchildren, parents and teachers, exploring how we can nurture happiness at school, home and work.
In times of rising depression and an epidemic of ‘busyness’, Andy believes there has never been a more appropriate time to put this topic on the wellbeing agenda.
A sought-after keynote speaker and authority on employee engagement, wellbeing and human flourishing, Andy has had numerous TV and radio appearances as well as being featured inThe Telegraph, Daily Mail and Esquire.
Andy is also a bestselling and award-winning author of the children’s Spy Dog and Spy Pup series. The Art of Being Brilliant, Shine, The Little Book of Emotional Intelligence and Leadership: The Multiplier Effecthave all been bestsellers. Happiness Route Map was nominated as The Independent’s best self-help book of 2018. In an attempt to bring his messages to a younger audience, Andy has also penned The Art of Being a Brilliant Teenager and Diary of a Brilliant Kid.
Brendan Stewart, managing director of Investec Bank Channel Islands Limited, said: “We are so pleased to be bringing Andy to Guernsey and enabling him to share some of his valuable insights with the local community.
“Health and wellbeing is high on the agenda, both at work and in our schools. We feel that there has never been a more important time to investigate how we can safeguard happiness for ourselves and those around us, and Investec is thrilled to be part of the educational process.”
Andy will also be working with Guernsey Mind on a series of Investec-sponsored videos exploring the topic of happiness and mental wellbeing.
Teachers and parents who want to learn more about how to nurture childhood happiness are invited to attend a free event at St Pierre Park on Wednesday 20 March from 17:30 to 19:00 in La Seigneurie Room, for what promises to be an enlightening and brilliant evening exploring this very important topic.
Please note that tickets must be booked in advance, these are limited. Details can be found on Eventbrite.