11 11, 2020

The things we learnt…

By |2020-11-11T09:59:05+00:00November 11th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Now that there isn’t much of 2020 left, it feels somewhat of a relief!  Imagine the huge array of unique experiences and stories out there (good and bad) from people across the globe.  This year some will have had far more quiet time and space for reflection whilst others will [...]

7 10, 2020

10 ways to boost your mood

By |2020-10-07T13:57:27+00:00October 7th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hello! This month I thought I would just share a few mood-boosting ideas. I’m not assuming everybody needs their mood boosting but I hope it comes in handy… whether you’re struggling with long-term low moods or the occasional downer, both scenarios are very common! I include myself in need of [...]

3 09, 2020

Caring for distressed and traumatised pupils on their return to school

By |2020-09-08T10:05:13+00:00September 3rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

As schools welcome the return of all pupils, staff are faced with pupils experiencing significant distress, trauma or bereavement, following the Covid-19 lockdown. A recent survey by Young Minds highlights that, 80% of young people agreed that the coronavirus pandemic had made their mental health worse and 87% agreeing that [...]

15 06, 2020

Coronavirus: How to manage Anxiety when working from home

By |2020-06-15T15:57:23+00:00June 15th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A lived experience perspective from Inspirational Speaker on the Lived Experience of Mental Health — Nick Elston. Hey everyone, First & foremost — I hope that you are all staying safe, well & strong at this time. Even though we are all in it together — with our own set of [...]

9 04, 2020

Home Isolation – 4 Months and counting…

By |2020-07-23T20:50:58+00:00April 9th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Anxiety is a word that we probably all have some understanding or experience of, whether it ranges from a feeling of worry, nervousness or unease, to our heart racing and feeling sweaty and shaky.  Often anxiety can actively change our responses or behaviour and there are of course those that [...]

7 03, 2020

Developing confident management skills

By |2020-07-23T20:56:48+00:00March 7th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

For most of us, our confidence fluctuates. While we may be an assertive and self-assured person in our home and social lives, our confidence at work is highly dependent on the environment in which we are operating, the position we have and the roles and responsibilities we are tasked with. [...]

10 02, 2020

Does digital technology rule your life?

By |2020-07-23T21:01:28+00:00February 10th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Did you know that rarely are we ever more than a couple of metres away from our mobile phones? I know that this is certainly the case for me! And if you’ve ever lost your phone, I bet you’ve experienced that genuine feeling of panic when you realise it’s [...]

2 12, 2019

Safeguarding Know-how

By |2020-07-23T21:09:58+00:00December 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

If you work with children in any capacity, are you receiving the correct level of safeguarding training?  This month we hear from our expert Michelle Nightingale, as she sets the record straight: "It is important that all staff receive a minimum of Level 2 safeguarding children training if they have minimal [...]

7 11, 2019

Staff wellbeing… Let’s get serious

By |2020-07-23T21:15:42+00:00November 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Many of us are working in professions that demand a lot of resources from ourselves as staff members, as we prioritise those in our care.  So, what about the wellbeing of staff - yourself included?  We need to take this just as seriously, especially if we want to be [...]

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