It’s never been particularly easy being young in an old world, but today's young people have to contend with things previous generations could never have even dreamed of. In this entertaining evening, Nigel reveals why the world is so hard to navigate, and how you can help your kids to figure out what their place is in all of it. Whether it’s issues like anxiety, depression, and stress, or the truth about screen time, or relationships, or how to plan for a career in a world where careers are also changing at a dizzying pace, there’s a lot our young people have to deal with. The good news is that even though the issues are complex, the way forward is often surprisingly simple.
Doors open 6.45pm for a 7.30pm start.
All proceeds go towards a scholarship fund for Ako School students (www.akospace.com).
Nigel trained as a Clinical Psychologist and worked for over two decades in the areas of forensic psychology and family therapy. In 2010, as a result of his passion for science and science education, Nigel was invited to become an associate of the world leading Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study at the University of Otago. In 2012 he was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) for services to psychology.
He’s written eight books which have now been published in 19 countries and 10 languages.
His television career has spanned almost a decade and he’s presented a number of series including Beyond the Darklands, The Politically Incorrect Parenting Show, On Thin Ice: Nigel Latta in Antarctica, and The Hard Stuff. In 2016, along with Arwen O’Connor and Mitchell Hawkes he co-founded a production company, Ruckus, and the team have since made numerous primetime television series including Mind Over Money, What Next, and The Curious Mind. In 2018 Ruckus was named New Zealand’s Hottest Production Company in the StopPress awards.
In late 2018 he decided it was time for a new adventure and founded a tech startup to develop a revolutionary parenting app.