In this podcast, Dr Weston speaks to Professor Peter Clough about mental toughness, especially in children and young people. They explore the importance of understanding how different children will have different levels of mental toughness and will therefore need different types of support and challenge.
Positive body image is critical to good mental health and wellbeing. Use this resource to open up conversations with your teens and tweens about the things they love about their bodies and the amazing skills that our bodies enable us to do.
Dr Weston delivers a short reflective clip on the topic of raising resilient children. As always, her tips are evidence-based and entirely practical.
In this podcast, Dr Weston talks to Dr Thomas Curran, one of the top researchers in the country in the area of perfectionism. Perfectionism is rising in young people. We need to understand why and get a grip on it as early as possible.
Dr Weston Talks with Dr Anna Colton: Body Image, Eating Disorders, Self-Esteem and Performance Anxiety
Dr Weston talks with Dr Anna Colton. Dr Anna Colton is a London-based clinical psychologist with an interest in areas such as body image, eating disorders, self-esteem and performance anxiety. Dr Weston and Dr Colton cover a wide range of topics of great interest to parents today.
Recently, Dr Weston was invited as part of a panel to join Mariella Frostup for a discussion about childhood anxiety. There are also interesting contributions from Jane Caro, Head of the Mental Health Foundation, Rob Gill, author of Rethinking Childhood and Professor Tamsin Ford, Professor of Psychiatry. Lots of food for thought for us all!
In this podcast, Dr Weston talks to Professor Tamsin Ford about her latest research, exploring how parents, teachers and young people can work together to improve young people’s mental health.
Creating a CV which celebrates their achievements and skills can provide a big boost to young people’s self esteem. Encourage your primary aged children to feel proud of all that they are capable of with our ‘practice’ CV.
Puberty is a time of change for children and also for parents, who may be at a loss working out how to support their child. Here are a few evidence-based tips for ‘getting it right’.
This resource provides a quick overview for parents of some of the most important features of resilience and provides easy ideas for boosting it. Hopefully parents will realise that they already do things in their parenting to support their child’s resilience but there may also be one or two things to work on!