An international study has shown that British children are among the most anxious in the world. This week's news on the subject reminded me of a recent visit to my GP to discuss my anxiety. He compared my life in England to the life of those in war torn countries. I felt bad. And a … Continue reading What do British children have to be anxious about?
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
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