Family Resilience Game

These family conversation starters are perfect for helping us to feel optimistic in this uncertain time. Cut them out and pop them in a hat. Use them to prompt chats about things you and your children are grateful or hopeful about.

How Resilient am I?

It’s good to remember who is there for us and how resilient we are. Encourage your child to fill in this worksheet and help them to recognise their skills, abilities and support network.

Dr Weston Talks with Professor Peter Clough: Mental Toughness

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.

Dr Weston Talks with Professor Fiona Brooks: Adolescence and Child Mental Health

In this podcast, Dr Weston interviews medical sociologist, Professor Fiona Brooks, expert in all things related to adolescence and child mental health. They discuss some good news relating to outcomes for teens nationally, as well as areas of concern. Topics include gaming, mental health, social media, pornography, parenting, self-harm, gender differences and the benefit to teens of feeling connected to their teachers.

Dr Weston Talks with Professor Cathy Creswell: Childhood Anxiety

In this podcast, Dr Weston talks to Professor Cathy Creswell of Oxford University about the latest research findings on childhood anxiety. They discuss the best evidence-based tips and strategies that parents should use to support their children.