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

2 September 2020 by , 1 comment

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

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…

A short introduction to narrative therapy

18 January 2018 by , 10 comments

Narrative Therapy is non-blaming, respectful and sees people as experts in their own lives. A narrative therapy conversation is influential…

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…