Spread Some CyberKindness

In Children’s Mental Health Week, the message ‘Spread A Little Kindness’ is already, well, spreading, which can only be a good thing. We can only hope that there will now be a surge of kindness following in the wake of this message. But now, in a week when Children’s Mental Health is highlighted, I propose adapting their message for those young people already accessing social … Continue reading Spread Some CyberKindness

Children’s Mental Health Week

Children’s Mental Health Week in the UK is from 6th February to 12th February 2017. This year the aim is to ‘Spread A Little Kindness’.  Whether you are a parent or teacher, child or adult, this aim is something we can all do in our everyday lives. Children look to adults to show them how to behave, so let’s set an example of kindness. Place2Be carried … Continue reading Children’s Mental Health Week

Boys Writing For Their Own Good

Children’s Author Supports National Literacy Trust’s Children’s Diary Campaign Initially thrilled at news of the NLT project aiming to encourage children in their personal writing, as reported in an article on the BBC website ( ‘Author Jacqueline Wilson Backs Children’s Diary Campaign’) , my delight was diminished somewhat when I saw the following: ‘Girls are three times as likely as boys to keep a diary’ (Research … Continue reading Boys Writing For Their Own Good

Writing Workshops for 2017

The Reflective Writing Workshops timetable for 2017 is now ready! Mental Health is a subject increasingly in the news and I would like the 2017 Writing Workshops to play a part in addressing an issue that affects us all either directly or indirectly. So many people are affected by mental health issues of one kind or another….remembering that stress, anxiety and deep emotional upset fall … Continue reading Writing Workshops for 2017