This course will boost your confidence in having difficult conversations with the children and young people in your care. We consider how to talk about tricky topics, the power of saying thank and why and how you should listen to understand. Whilst the course is aimed at form tutors, the ideas herein will be applicable for anyone keen to have supportive conversations with young people.
This course has been developed by Dr Pooky Knightsmith, an internationally recognised mental health expert and author and is based on a course originally delivered as part of a cluster INSET day for a group of schools in the South East of England.
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.