It REALLY couldn’t happen to a nicer…child

It’s my last column for Standard Issue – *sniff* – so I thought I’d do something a little bit different. During the past six months, I’ve talked to a comedian, an actor, a writer, a PR person, a public speaker, a former commando, a young globetrotter, a teacher, a hipster, a naughty elf  and a political strategist. But today, I’m going to … Continue reading It REALLY couldn’t happen to a nicer…child

It’s time to start speaking to children about mental health

Last week marked the final hearing in the joint inquiry into the role of education in children's mental health. Among the issues discussed in the inquiry were awareness, training for teachers and support for pupils.  I want to focus on that first point. Awareness. Read this article in the independent. For more, follow me on … Continue reading It’s time to start speaking to children about mental health