Relationships and resilience: the need for social and emotional learning right now in UK education

1 March 2021 by

You can’t open a newspaper or watch TV these days without hearing about how children’s mental health has taken a…

Recovery at its best: 5 key principles to support school following critical incidents

24 September 2020 by

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Nottinghamshire Educational Psychology Service were asked to develop a resource to support schools…

Increases in teenagers’ wellbeing during school closures

1 September 2020 by

Last week research from the University of Bristol released a report on young people’s mental health during the covid-19 pandemic….

Rainbows, resilience and Coronavirus

30 March 2020 by , 3 comments

Like many across the world, my family has been learning to cope with the impact of Covid-19 and social distancing….

Ian: a short film about inclusion

12 December 2018 by

“Ian” is a short, animated film based on the life and experiences of nine year old Ian from Argentina. The…

Longer read: How monsters wish to feel

26 March 2018 by , 2 comments

One morning I woke with the resounding idea to write a children’s story to explain the concept of resilience to…

Supporting schools to support refugees

18 October 2017 by , 3 comments

For eight months I have worked with a multi-agency group welcoming newly arrived children to local schools. It’s been an…