When Life Sucks
ABOUT THE SHOW
As a parent and psychiatrist, Dr Jo knows how hard it can be – especially if a teen communicates only in eye rolls and grunts!
At this FREE ticketed event, Dr Jo will discuss many of the topics covered in her new book When Life Sucks – everything from anxiety, depression, trauma and eating difficulties, to understanding neurodivergence and gender identity. It’s not easy being a parent in a world of Tik Tok and bubble gum flavoured vapes, but Dr Jo will give you some practical tools to help make your life a little lighter and to support your teen towards a healthy headspace.
Hosted by media personality and author Rebecca Sparrow.
Books will be available to purchase and have signed at the event.
Please note, this event contains mentions of mental health, self-harm, and trauma.
*From 7-8 pm, Dr Jo’s comedy persona Jo Ghastly will be performing her award-winning one woman show about parenting teens – The Cool Mum.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Dr Jo Prendergast is a parent, psychiatrist and stand-up comedian based in Christchurch. Over the course of her career she has worked with children, teens and adults in a wide range of settings in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. She moonlights as the comedian Jo Ghastly, and is passionate about tackling big subjects in a lighthearted way. When Life Sucks is her first book.