Seminars and Keynotes

Inspirational and informative talks by Nick Pollard BSc (Psych), MBPsS, FRSA.

Featuring video presentations by his daughter Dr Elizabeth McNaught MBBS, DRCOG.

Recounting their father-daughter story of living through anorexia, and highlighting practical insights applicable to mental health and wellbeing for all families. 

These Building Your Family Mental Wealth workshops, seminars and conference keynotes, will help your team to support the mental health and wellbeing of their families. These can save considerable costs that would otherwise result from the impact of a child’s mental ill-health upon their parents’ professional and commercial lives.

Email us to enquire about availability, and to book.

An interview with Nick Pollard…

Building Your Family Mental Wealth is normally presented by Nick Pollard, with Dr McNaught appearing by video. However, when her clinical diary allows, Dr McNaught can be booked to attend and speak in person.

Nick Pollard BSc (Psych) MBPsS FRSA is the father of Dr Elizabeth McNaught. When his daughter was very ill, he gained a personal understanding of important insights which became instrumental in her recovery. He is now the director of Family Mental Wealth, a social-enterprise working with King’s College London and the South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust to facilitate family-based pro-active self-help for mental health and wellbeing.

Dr Elizabeth McNaught MBBS DRCOG is a medical doctor with lived experience of mental ill-health, having become very ill with anorexia at the age of 14. Since qualifying as a doctor she has written the best-selling book Life Hurts: a doctor’s personal journey through anorexia. Dr McNaught now combines her clinical work as a GP with TV appearances and public speaking about mental health issues.

Attendees will:

  • Be inspired to see that the devastating impact of mental ill-health, such as eating disorders, anxiety and depression, can be averted by the appropriate knowledge and response of parents.
  • Build knowledge to help identify the most common biological, psychological and sociocultural risk factors for the development of mental ill-health.
  • Develop skills to help turn such risk factors into resilience, thus building the family’s mental health and wellbeing.
  • Be guided through a detailed handbook which attendees will take away to continue developing their knowledge and insight. 


When presented by Nick Pollard, with Dr McNaught appearing by video, the cost is £750 plus travel (at 45p per mile from Southampton). When Dr McNaught’s clinical diary allows, and you would like her to appear in person, the cost for both presenters is £1,500 plus travel (at 45p per mile from Southampton, plus 45p per mile from Bath). In both cases, it is important that everyone attending the presentation has a copy of the detailed handbook to which the presenters refer throughout the presentation – we supply these at £1.50 each.

Email us to enquire about availability, and to book.

If you have booked a live face-to-face presentation for your company please access these resources.