Having supported a wide range of schools both in the UK and internationally, on their journey towards becoming more mentally healthy, I believe that there are six areas which can give a quick insight into how mentally healthy a school is and potential areas for development. This framework has been adopted by hundreds of schools and is the focus of my best-selling book ‘The Mentally Healthy Schools Workbook’.
Pooky has a PhD in child mental health from the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. She is the author of several books, and is a former chair of the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition. She runs Creative Education alongside her husband and Mother-in-Law.