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Welcome to Our Kids in Mind

Season 1, Ep. 0

Children and teens are watching us all the time. What are we teaching them as their role models, and how can we support them to unlock their incredible potential?


Join Clinical Psychologists, Bettina Hohnen and Jane Gilmour, co-authors of The Incredible Teenage Brain and How to Have Incredible Conversations with your Child, as they 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.


Expect lively conversation on:

•         Building emotional wellbeing and creative ways to support young people with Dawn Huebner

•         Understanding trauma and stress using practical tools for families and organizations with Karen Treisman

•         Thriving with neurodiversity and navigating the teenage years with Tony Attwood

•         Mental health in schools, inviting staff, pupils and parents to join forces with Pooky Knightsmith

•         Engaging vulnerable young people using the power of relationships with Vanessa Rogers

•         A wellbeing roadmap, considering the opportunities and challenges of adolescence with Aidan Harvey-Craig.


So if you are an adult supporting a young person, take a moment to sit back and listen to Our Kids, In Mind. You’ll find tips, advice and musings from professionals who put young people’s wellbeing at the heart of their conversation.

More Episodes

11/4/2021

Engaging vulnerable young people with Vanessa Rogers

Season 1, Ep. 5
Nationally acclaimed youth work consultant, Vanessa Rogers dips into her extensive experience working with young people to explore some tough topics such as gangs and porn, in this latest episode ofOur Kids in Mindwith clinical psychologists, Bettina and Jane.As well as being a qualified teacher, Vanessa has managed a wide range of services for young people including a large youth centre and speaks from the heart on the strength of teenagers and what they can offer if given a purpose. Together, Bettina, Jane and Vanessa discuss the huge influence of peers on a teen’s behaviour and how more confident teens can sometimes be ‘manoeuvred’ to spread positivity to others in group settings, as well as the importance of looking to replace the perceived benefits of belonging that gang life can bring.Books mentioned in this episode:The Incredible Teenage Brain by Bettina Hohnen, Jane Gilmour & Tara MurphyGangs, Guns and Knives by Vanessa RogersWorking with Young Menby Vanessa RogersTalking with Young People about the Impact of Pornography on Relationships, Body Image and Self-Esteemby Vanessa Rogers (COMING SOON)How to Have Incredible Conversations with your Childby Jane Gilmour& Bettina HohnenFor a 20% discount on these books, use the code: OKIM-VR at the checkout when you place an order with uk.jkp.comIf you want to hear more about Jessica Kingsley Publishers books, you can sign-up to the JKP mailing listhere, follow JKP on Twitter and Instagram @JKPbooks & Facebook @JKPSpecialEducation or share your thoughts and comments about the podcast using the hashtag, #OurKidsInMind.‘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.
10/27/2021

Mental health in schools with Pooky Knightsmith

Season 1, Ep. 4
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 Brainby Bettina Hohnen, Jane Gilmour & Tara MurphyThe Mentally Healthy Schools Workbook by Pooky KnightsmithThings I Got Wrong So You Don't Have To: 48 Lessons to Banish Burnout and Avoid Anxiety for Those Who Put Others FirstbyPooky Knightsmith (COMING SOON)How to Have Incredible Conversations with your Child by Jane Gilmour& Bettina HohnenFor a 20% discount on these books, use the code: OKIM-KT at the checkout when you place an order with uk.jkp.com.If you want to hear more about Jessica Kingsley Publishers books, you can sign-up to the JKP mailing listhere, follow JKP on Twitter and Instagram @JKPbooks & Facebook @JKPSpecialEducation or share your thoughts and comments about the podcast using the hashtag, #OurKidsInMind.‘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.
10/20/2021

Thriving with neurodiversity with Tony Attwood

Season 1, Ep. 3
In this episode of Our Kids, In Mind, Clinical Psychologists, Bettina Hohnen and Jane Gilmour meet world autism expert, Dr.TonyAttwood.Tonyis a clinical psychologist with 30 years experience in the field, and has written many books and academic publications on autism, including the renowned, ‘The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome’.What impact does anxiety have on neurodiverse young people and how can parents support them? AsTony, Jane and Bettina exploreTony’s recent book, ‘10 Steps to Reducing Your Child's Anxiety on the Autism Spectrum’, they explore how adults can help young people to manage strong emotions by bringing them to life through friendly characters or metaphors.They raise the value of simply witnessing your child’s strong emotions, and how special interests can become superpowers if they are used as tools to teach children about their feelings in this episode about autism and anxiety.Books mentioned in this episode:The Incredible Teenage Brain by Bettina Hohnen, Jane Gilmour & Tara MurphyThe Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome by Dr Anthony Attwood10 Steps to Reducing Your Child's Anxiety on the Autism Spectrum by Michelle Garnett, Dr Anthony Attwood, Julia Cook, Louise Ford & Stefanie RunhamHaving Fun with Feelings on the Autism Spectrum by Michelle Garnett, Dr Anthony Attwood, Julia Cook, Louise Ford & Stefanie RunhamHow to Have Incredible Conversations with your Child by Jane Gilmour & Bettina HohnenFor a 20% discount on these books, use the code: OKIM-TA at the checkout when you place an order with uk.jkp.comIf you want to hear more about Jessica Kingsley Publishers books, you can sign-up to the JKP mailing listhere, follow JKP on Twitter and Instagram @JKPbooks & Facebook @JKPSpecialEducation or share your thoughts and comments about the podcast using the hashtag, #OurKidsInMind.‘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.