SCHOOL LIFE – In UK cinemas 13th October

  A Film by Neasa Ní Chianáin & David Rane “Irresistibly charming.” Huffington Post “It’s not hard to be moved. A gentle but keen-eyed documentary” Guy Lodge, Variety “A DELIGHTFUL CROWD-PLEASER. An irresistibly admiring portrait.” Neil Young, Hollywood Reporter “School Life is as charming, intimate and warm-hearted an observational documentary as you’d ever want to … Read more

Kids’ Christmas Tale Fights Back Against the UK’s “Santa Claus Ban”

Clare Allison’s ‘Yule Be Sorry: An unconventional Christmas tale’, written for children aged nine and over, fuses a heart-warming new festive story with adventure, villains and even a humorous political undertone. The evil Mrs Highbourne sends her timid young assistant on a dangerous journey to deliver a letter.  Santa is banned from Britain.  People organise … Read more

Art Therapy for Grenfell Tower Child Victims

Four weeks after the Grenfell Tower tragedy, the BBC reveals that the Scottish based art therapy charity, The Teapot Trust is assisting traumatised children and teenagers. Art psychotherapist, Susan Rudnik, has worked for the Teapot Trust since 2016 typically supporting children with chronic illness and psychological trauma at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. Susan Rudnik also lives close to the … Read more

THE FOOLISH KING: The Secret History of Chess

  Now available in paperback, THE FOOLISH KING is the first children’s book from Mark Price, former Deputy Chairman of the John Lewis Partnership and current Minister of State for Trade and Investment. Written to teach his daughter how to play chess, THE FOOLISH KING is an interactive story featuring beautiful and funny illustrations throughout from the illustrator … Read more

New research suggests shared reading improves relationships between foster carers and children

Book Trust

More support needed for carers to help them unlock the benefits of shared reading, says children’s reading charity BookTrust New research undertaken by the National Children’s Bureau (NCB) on behalf of BookTrust, the largest children’s reading charity in the UK, shows that 90% of foster carers who read with their child say it has made a … Read more

SEND CONFERENCE: ATTACHMENT AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE CLASSROOM

The conference will launch the new publication ‘Attachment and Emotional Development in the Classroom: theory and practice’ (Jessica Kingsley Publishing), a book aimed at new teachers and introduces a range of key concepts around social, emotional and mental health difficulties. Saturday 14 October 09:30 – 15:30 Harcourt Hill Campus OX2 9AT Read more here. To register for … Read more

Nearly half of new mothers with mental health problems don’t get diagnosed or treated

Nearly half (42%) of new mothers’ mental health problems did not get picked up by a doctor or other health professional, according to new research from NCT. Shocking findings are released today as NCT launches its ‘Hidden Half’ campaign to stop women suffering alone. The survey found half (50%) of mothers experienced mental health problems … Read more