25th August 2017 Homeless not hopeless by Ruth Adams
I spent yesterday with the amazing team at the Cathedral Archer Project in Sheffield, supporting their work to become a P.I.E. (Psychologically Informed Environment).
13th January 2017 A whole person, just as they are. by Beth Hardwick
I was having a conversation this morning with mother of two adoptive girls. She was describing the journey she’s been on with her school in diagnosing her youngest as ADHD and now Aspergers. It’s been quite a painful and long ride for them as a family and even now with these labels – they find that […]
22nd November 2016 We don’t believe in naughty children ……. by Ruth Adams
This was the headline of an article in The Times yesterday which caught my eye. It followed several conversations with parents this week, whose children are all struggling with school The general consensus with all of them was that there was a lack of understanding about the effects early trauma had on the children by school staff.
9th August 2016 ARE YOU IN YOUR ELEMENT? by Ruth Adams
I have just returned from an energising cycle ride along the Monsal Trail, Derbyshire in the pouring rain and feeling proud of keeping up my daily (almost!) exercise routine.
21st July 2016 Carol Dweck by Beth Hardwick
‘I have always been deeply moved by outstanding achievement and saddened by wasted potential’
30th June 2016 Education and The Significance of Life by Beth Hardwick
I read this extract yesterday from J. Krishnamurti in a book called ‘Education and The Significance of Life’. I wanted to share it. For me it was a really interesting read and one which both challenges and encourages me. Most of our training hits upon the issues raised here and I would love to reach more parents, teachers and services which is why this stuff is so vital.
22nd April 2016 ALL IN THE WOMB by Ruth Adams
‘You MUST listen to this programme’, a friend wrote in an email to me on Tuesday evening (19th April 2016) about a Radio 4 programme which had been broadcast earlier that day at 11am, entitled ‘All in the Womb’. If you’re interested in early trauma, this is a ‘must hear’.
19th March 2016 More beautiful for being broken by Ruth Adams
I bought it on Etsy last week.
My latest purchase is a plain bowl which has been broken and then repaired with gold paint.
21st February 2016 Unmet Mental Health Needs by Ruth Adams
All this week BBC News has been looking at Britain’s growing problem with mental illness, hearing from sufferers, politicians and the professionals who are in the front line of care – http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2016/in-the-mind
24th January 2016 Their behaviours are their language by Ruth Adams
Our book group choice for next month is Philomena by Martin Sixsmith which tells the true story of a mum who had to give her son away. I saw the film when it was first released but the book has so much more detail about the life of Andrew Lee as he was, until he was adopted from the convent mother and baby home where he had lived with Philomena until he was three.
1st December 2015 Safe Families For Children by Beth Hardwick
Last week I attended an information evening led by an incredible Charity. The evening was hosted by Dale Newman – the East Midlands representative for Safe families for Children. Dale has been working with them for a short time but his passion and belief in his work was inspiring. What I love about this […]
12th November 2015 Which way to go? by Beth Hardwick
I’m in a quandary – what do I do? Last February I took my 7 and 6 year old’s out of school. The reason at that time was my eldest was struggling. Not with the social aspect of school, but with a lot of things around it. I had put it off for a long […]