Dr Pooky Knightsmith

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Contents: Self-Harm Alternatives handout for information / training and self-harm alternatives handout for sharing with students in recovery from self-harm and / or parents. At the moment when a young person is overcome by an urge or need to
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If you’re trying to help a young person overcome their self-harm, it can be helpful to have a plan in place. This doesn’t need to be long-winded or overly technical, but really just a way to help you to solidify your aims, decide what you’re going
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People with bulimia are often very ashamed of their illness and will work hard to conceal signs and symptoms making it very difficult to spot. An awareness of the warning signs on the next few slides may help you pick up a case early – which will
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This is a 3 page PDF with ideas for teachers, school counselors, psychologists or parents working with a child who is finding it hard to talk about their issues. It might sound like a silly idea, but having a tub, or tubs, of play dough in your
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The aim of my session was to support young people in thinking about how to promote their own wellbeing. It was a very simple activity where we worked through the key elements of a Wellbeing Action Plan. So we considered: • What makes us happy /
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Dr Pooky Knightsmith is a Mental health consultant, author, speaker and trainer. Pooky completed her PhD in child and adolescent mental health at the Institute of Psychiatry, London, where she specialised in developing practical strategies for supporting self-harm and eating disorders in schools and other non-clinical settings. The strategies that Pooky advocates are all developed as a result of direct consultation with school staff and students and she also seeks inspiration from her clinical colleagues at the world famous Maudsley Hospital, adapting and simplifying evidence based approaches for use in school.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Pooky is known for her passionate, engaging and highly practical teaching style and has run many courses particularly for teachers, parents and students on a wide range of mental health topics.

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

PhD - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London. BA & MA - Experimental Pscyhology - Oxford University, UK

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Pooky is author of the 'Eating Disorders Pocketbook' by teachers pocketbooks and is currently working on a book to help teachers understand and support self-harm and eating disorders for Jessica Kingsley Publishers. You can visit her website here: http://www.inourhands.com

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