Young People Conference

The Science Behind Conflict and the Brain

The free national conference at Glasgow Science Centre explored the science behind conflict and the brain, why we act and react the way we do and how to maintain the best balance to keep ourselves mentally, physically and emotionally healthy.

Young people stats

  • 79% felt that what they’d learned at the event will help them when trying to resolve conflict.
  • 81% felt that they were now more able to deal with conflict in a positive and managed way.
  • 85% have a better understanding of what conflict is.

Support Staff Stats

  • 100% agreed/strongly agreed the SCCR digital resources will benefit the young people and families they work with.
  • 100% would recommend the SCCR to other staff or agencies.
  • 92% agreed/strongly agreed the event increased their ability to support families to manage conflict.

"I thought the quiz was really interesting to see how everyone handled situations, I didn’t expect the result I got but once reading about it I realised that it is how I would react in a tough situation."

- Young Person delegate

"I got lion tamer, I feel as though this is true for me as my lid is starting to go and I feel my emotions building but my thinking brain stays in control, also I can see another side to things most of the time, I just have to take deep breaths."

- Young Person Delegate

“I felt as if the exercise was interesting - for example finding out what brain types there were and how what relates back on how you deal with these conflicts. I felt as if it helped me understand more about the way my mind functions during certain situations."

- Young Person delegate

“Beneficial to learn about, opened my eyes to the way our brain works depending on the environment that we are in or how our mood can alter our mind-set.”

- Young Person delegate


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Illustration of how convoluted peoples thoughts are when they are in conflict

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