All is calm, all is bright – planning for an inclusive and festive December

27 November 2021 by

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas. The schools that we work with are starting to shift their focus…

Continuing to use a data & trauma-informed approach to supporting learners in a post-COVID world

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We wrote here last year about the authority-wide mental health and wellbeing survey we had undertaken which allowed us to…

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

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‘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…

What do adolescents say about social media and well-being?

27 April 2021 by

If you’ve watched the news or read a newspaper in the last few years, you may have noticed stories about…

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…

Longer read: The Little Elf Returns to School: turning to narrative in a pandemic

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The ‘Little Elf and the Flowers of Hope and Bravery’ is a therapeutic story written to help primary aged children…

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….

Longer read: How monsters wish to feel

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