Book review: ‘Being me – poems about thoughts, worries and feelings’

29 September 2021 by , , and

‘Being me’ is a collection of poems for children and young people and so we hand the initial reviews over…

Book review: Mindfulness in the early years

13 September 2021 by

Book author: Erica Douglas-Osborn What is mindfulness? “Mindfulness is awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present…

Longer read: Hands off? challenging the touch taboo in education and care contexts

18 October 2017 by , 1 comment

Why the issue of touch is so important Affective touch is a powerful medium for conveying empathy between people, for…

Where are the EPs? Theresa May, mental health and schools

10 January 2017 by , 12 comments

The focus on schools and the workplace is much needed, as is the attention to addressing stigma and the transformation…

Rethinking mental distress in children

4 January 2017 by , 6 comments

Thinking of your child as behaving badly disposes you to think of punishment. Thinking of your child as struggling with something…

Gender equality education supporting children’s wellbeing – a T.I.G.E.R case study

10 October 2016 by

Since 2013 T.I.G.E.R (Teaching Individuals Gender Equality and Respect) has been delivering workshops which offer a safe space for young people…

Longer read: Struggling with a monster: acceptance and commitment therapy with anxious students

27 August 2016 by , 6 comments

Mia (not her real name) is fourteen and she and I are sitting in a small intervention room off one…