Understanding Trans Students

Understanding Trans Students

As trans people become more visible in society, the number of young people feeling confident and able to seek help with their gender identity issues is increasing. So what exactly does it mean to be transgender? The term transgender, or more often trans, is an...
International Men’s day 2019

International Men’s day 2019

Are young men at risk of mental health problems later in life? And if so, what can you do to mitigate the risks and help them now? In todays blog, we aim to look the reasons many men suffer with their mental health. How big is the problem? It’s reported that 1 in 8...
Let’s talk about Cyber Bullying

Let’s talk about Cyber Bullying

Research from Public Health England in 2017 showed that 17.9% of 11-15 year olds reported being cyber bullied in the two months prior to being surveyed. So clearly, cyber bullying is an issue. In fact many people are observing that bullying is far more wide spread...

Emotion Coaching – basics

Emotion coaching employs a relational approach to enabling children to support and manage their own behaviour. This is based on the work of Gottman and colleagues (Gottman et al, 1996), who argued that traditional behaviourist approaches ignored the internal...
Supporting anxiety in the classroom

Supporting anxiety in the classroom

Anxiety in the Classroom According to Public Health England (2016), between 2%-4% of five to sixteen year olds have a diagnosable anxiety disorder. This makes them the most common of all childhood psychiatric disorders. Public Health England (2016) also identified...
Why is Play so important?

Why is Play so important?

Importance of Play in Childhood The importance of play in childhood development cannot be overestimated. It is an area often ignored by the curriculum, but research evidence has shown us repeatedly that play is vital for children and young people to develop...