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You are what you tweet!

You are what you eat! We've all heard this one, haven't we? The idea that what we eat determines how our body changes and how we feel. So, we eat well, we feel good. We don't eat well .....well, we all know how that one ends! But the concept that we are what we tweet...

Children’s Mental Health, does it overwhelm you too?

Last week was Children's Mental Health week Last week charities, schools, organisations, and individuals took to Twitter to share what they were up to in recognition of Children's Mental Health week - it was awesome to see the energy behind this and to see all the...

Surely it’s time for a ‘5 a day for mental health’?

Most of us have been affected by mental health challenges in some way or another. Whether through a friend or family member's struggles or a personal experience. The bare facts are that we ALL have mental health, just like we ALL have physical health. Sometimes we...

Mental health interventions in schools – In or Out?

In my last post, I focussed on the complexity of dealing with mental health issues in schools. This often require a multi-disciplinary team to intervene and work with the child, school, and parent. While this can be difficult, it is necessary to ensure an impactful...

Do you know where to start in teaching mental health in schools?

It is hard to ignore the rising swell of concern in the media and directly from school leaders about the incidence of so called ‘mental health’ issues. Some would argue this issue is getting worse whereas others would say it’s been around for a long time – wherever...