I blog about psychology, physical and mental health (particularly overcoming anxiety), happiness and mindfulness meditation.
I write about my experiences of these topics, back it up with scientific research, and share practical tools and techniques. I hope they might help you or someone you know.
Being a mum and teacher, and having seen too many adults struggle with mental health issues that could have been prevented with earlier intervention, I’m particularly passionate about promoting positive mental health in children and adolescents. As Frederick Douglass said in 1855; “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men”.
I’ve worked with children and adolescents for over 13 years. In my former career as a teacher I taught in primary and secondary state and independent schools and was a Head of Computing and Head of Year. I completing my MSc in Psychology in 2016 and am both a graduate member of the British Psychological Society and an Associate Member of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.
Since leaving teaching I’ve founded my own digital training company and worked as an education consultant, primarily in the field of computing education. I’ve designed and delivered workshops and resources for a number of different clients, including Google, the BBC and BCS and played a key role in several high-profile, innovative education projects including Barefoot Computing and GeoCraft.