Why we need to teach about Mental Health.

  On Wednesday evening I delivered a 7 minute talk at the Scottish Learning Festival Teachmeet. This is what I said. Today I am going to talk about why I believe we need to teach about mental health in schools. Some people like to argue that mental health education should be the remit of parents … Continue reading Why we need to teach about Mental Health.


Working with teenagers is the most wonderful, inspiring, challenging and life-affirming privilege. Having done it for over twenty years, I am absolutely delighted that in the last three, I have discovered research and literature that backs up my rather intuitive feeling that we need to look very carefully the way we teach and interact with … Continue reading #CelebrateTeenSept