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Yvie Johnson to give special talk at TEDx conference in Holyhead

Yvie Johnson to give special talk at TEDx conference in Holyhead

A former Rydal Penrhos pupil will be one of the guest speakers at an upcoming event in North Wales.

Yvie Johnson will take the stage at the TEDx Conference at the Ucheldre Centre in Holyhead on Friday, April 8 at 5pm, where she will be speaking about her experiences and challenges in-front of a large audience.

The mother of Year 9 pupil Sydney Johnson suffers from Bi Polar and last year drew nationwide plaudits to become the first ever person to complete an ultra-marathon which saw her run from Land's End to John O'Groats - and then remarkably back again – covering the 1,686 miles to land a new Guinness World Record.

During the talk she will be talking about the issues surrounding mental health and well-being, in addition to sharing ideas on how to improve perception surrounding these topics.

TED is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world.

They devised TEDx so that people could hold smaller regional conferences to further highlight issues that affect the community in the hope of inspiring people.

 

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