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Teaching mental health – advice and support

17 October 2018

SecEd’s resident wellbeing expert Dr Pooky Knightsmith offers 10 tips for teaching about mental health safely and sensitively

Teaching pupils about mental health and illness is a great way to ...

Wellbeing: Faulty thinking patterns

12 September 2018

Faulty thinking patterns can present a real threat to pupils’ mental health and wellbeing. Dr Pooky Knightsmith looks at recognising and responding to these ‘cognitive distortions’

Some tools that ...

Booking a PSHE speaker? Read this first...

23 May 2018

When used appropriately, external visitors can be an excellent support or enhancement to PSHE. But how can you be sure their input is safe, effective and relevant? Anne Bell advises

They are often ...

How to talk to troubled students

2 May 2018

It can be daunting when a troubled student chooses to disclose to you. Dr Pooky Knightsmith advises how to talk so that young people who need your help will listen

When we’re worried about a ...

Self-harm: What not to do

7 February 2018

Mental health and wellbeing expert Dr Pooky Knightsmith advises teachers and school staff on what not to do if they are worried that a child is self-harming or if a student discloses to them ...

Mental health: Six steps to sustainable recovery

1 November 2017

We can sometimes be too quick to think that a young person is recovered from a mental health problem. Dr Pooky Knightsmith offers six steps to supporting sustainable recovery from mental health ...

Pupil wellbeing: Is your school a safe place?

20 September 2017

Dr Pooky Knightsmith offers us five tangible ways to ensure our schools are a safe space for vulnerable young people

For some young people, school represents the one constant in their life; it can ...

Wellbeing: The words that go unsaid

5 July 2017

Picking up on changes in our pupils can help teachers and school staff to spot emerging mental health or wellbeing issues. Dr Pooky Knightsmith advises

How can we tell when a pupil needs our ...

Anxiety: When to worry and what to do

15 March 2017

Many students seem to be struggling with anxiety. Dr Pooky Knightsmith discusses how to recognise which students need support and what you can most helpfully do

First things first – we need to ...

Mental health: Asking the right questions...

1 February 2017

Tackling mental health problems does not have to mean expensive new products or interventions. Perhaps we just need to ask more questions, says Dr Pooky Knightsmith

Mental health and emotional ...

Wellbeing: Make a moment’s difference

4 January 2017

We can change a child’s course without even knowing – and it might only take a moment, says Dr Pooky Knightsmith

A shortage of time is one of the reasons most often cited by school staff as to why ...

Extra-curricular activities: Just for fun?

16 November 2016

Has our culture of academic achievement at all costs begun to infect even the extra-curricular and hobby pursuits of our young people? Dr Pooky Knightsmith underlines the importance of doing things ...

Mental health: Staff wellbeing

5 October 2016

SecEd's resident mental health expert Dr Pooky Knightsmith turns her attention from pupils to staff and offers some simple steps to promoting staff wellbeing

Increasingly I’m asked about how ...

Pupil wellbeing: When to worry

7 September 2016

In a new series for SecEd, mental health expert Dr Pooky Knightsmith will be offering practical advice to school staff to help them safeguard their students' wellbeing. Her first article looks at ...

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