An important component of positive psychology is recognising how our thoughts affect how we feel and in turn what we believe about ourselves and the world that we live in. The diagram below helps us understand how process feeds into the other. It is important for...

Neuroscience is revealing more and more about the ways in which teenagers’ brains are different to ours. Understanding how this impacts on their thinking, mood and behaviour can be very helpful and sometimes quite reassuring for those of us that work with them. With that...

Many young people’s thoughts are dominated with a high level of negative mental chatter which research suggests can be as much as 12,0000 words a minute at times of severe distress. This cognitive thought process can also be driven with overtly high expectations of what...

  I know, I know, we all know bullying is wrong and we do all we can to prevent it but have you ever stopped to consider what effects it can have on a young person and how much their education can suffer as a result? Did...

Many young people in school struggle with accepting certain situations or circumstances in their life which in turn affects mental health and quality of life. Many conversations follow a pattern with regard to an incident whereby the young person was unable to accept the situation, request or...