Emotional Friendly Schools 3rd Annual Conference

Staff wellbeing was this year’s focus at the Emotional Friendly Schools Conference and was very well attended.  A big thank you to Hannah Cartmell and Anna Serjeant for organising this excellent event. The key-note speaker Professor Neil Humphrey began the day with some alarming statistics around the poor mental health and wellbeing of teachers. To demonstrate the opinions of the delegates around Read More

Depression is now the leading cause of ill health worldwide

Raising awareness about depression is the focus of this year’s WHO World Health Day 2017 Depression causes mental and physical suffering and can limit a person’s ability to carry out even the simplest everyday tasks, with sometimes devastating consequences for relationships with family and friends.  Untreated depression can prevent people from working, participating in family and community life and in Read More

Why Schools are Turning to Mindfulness

We cannot ignore that today’s children are growing up in a fast moving, competitive and technologically complex world.  It is becoming increasingly difficult for children to avoid scrutiny and to switch off. Schools are under increasing pressure to perform to standards and this pressure is pushed downwards onto the children who feel it necessary to ‘succeed’ to a set standard. Read More