Our Kids in Mind
Mental health in schools with Pooky Knightsmith
Pooky Knightsmith is very much a powerhouse in the arena of child mental health, possessing a PhD from the Institute of Psychiatry, having formerly been chair of the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition and advocating tirelessly for mental health provision in schools.
In this discussion, Bettina and Jane learn more from Pooky on her brilliant books and how within them, she manages to share her knowledge to both teachers and parents at the same time. They explore the intrinsic drive for teenagers to work things out for themselves, the role of schools in supporting student mental health, and how as a member of school staff, the difference a little thing, like smiling at a child as you pass them in the school corridor can make to helping them feel held in mind.
Books mentioned in this episode:
The Incredible Teenage Brain by Bettina Hohnen, Jane Gilmour & Tara Murphy
The Mentally Healthy Schools Workbook by Pooky Knightsmith
Things I Got Wrong So You Don't Have To: 48 Lessons to Banish Burnout and Avoid Anxiety for Those Who Put Others First by Pooky Knightsmith (COMING SOON)
How to Have Incredible Conversations with your Child by Jane Gilmour & Bettina Hohnen
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‘Our Kids, In Mind’ is a brand new podcast where Clinical Psychologists, Bettina Hohnen and Jane Gilmour, co-authors of ‘The Incredible Teenage Brain’ and ‘How To Have Incredible Conversations With Your Child’ invite inspirational fellow authors into the spotlight to discuss their respective books and writing experiences. Listen as they discuss and debate how parents, carers, teachers or youth workers can support young people’s mental health and well-being.