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    The Big Book of Whole School Wellbeing

    My work at Halcyon Education is centred around a whole school approach to mental wellbeing in schools. I was delighted therefore to be invited to contribute to The Big Book of Whole School Wellbeing, launched on Amazon this month. Each chapter contains expert guidance for school leaders and covers specific topics on how to lead […]


    Your first 100 days as a senior mental health lead

    According to Forbes, what you do during the first 100 days in a new job is crucial to your long-term success, whether you’re an employee or the U.S. President. You have only one chance to make a great first impression, and you want to lay the foundation for achievements down the road. So, what happens […]


    Developing a culture of trust

    In Episode 6 of our Mental Health in Schools podcast we hear from young male students about why it is important to them, that teachers take the time and make the effort to listen, especially when they are showing uncharacteristic or poor behaviour. Here is a visual idea that I use with young people when […]


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    Safe from Harm

    This month’s blog delves into the importance of a positive whole school ethos around mental health and that it is our statutory duty to do so. I had planned to write about how, as a mental health lead, we can help teachers who do not ‘get it’ – mental health that is. However, what I […]