I hope you are well and your days are peppered with gentleness and calm. One of the main themes that runs through a lot of the psychological work that we do is the importance of acceptance. Many children and young people struggle with accepting certain situations or...

Children need to be able to develop and foster resilience, even in difficult times. Resilience is the ability to cope during challenging and difficult times, which we are all facing in this unusual and worrying time. When we experience stressful situations, it is common to experience feelings...

As you are all aware, the changes we have experienced in the last month or so due to the coronavirus outbreak have been enormous and have happened at an extraordinarily fast rate. Our brains are programmed to find comfort in familiarity and routine, whereby we can plan...

Children need structure, routine and to have a sense of a predictable day. A structured day is vital for children’s well-being as it provides them with a sense of purpose, direction, familiarity and routine. Attending school provides children with that structure. From getting ready at home in the...

There are many emotions that we are feeling during this period of lockdown. We will undoubtedly have experienced periods of denial and possible disbelief in the early days, that this situation has come to what it has in such a short space of time. Some...

During the first couple of weeks of self-isolation lockdown, when the novelty and our motivation was high, many of us were busy doing things around the house that had needed our attention for a while. These activities helped to distract us from the intense reality of what...