Children’s Mental Health During Coronavirus

The following is something I wrote for Shaw Mind in June. I work as a mental health researcher. That means one of my favourite things to do is look stuff up on the internet. And the pandemic has given me plenty of things to look up: signs, symptoms, restrictions, rules, not to mention an arrayContinue reading “Children’s Mental Health During Coronavirus”

Finished The Book!

It’s been a while since I blogged but I’ve been busy trying to get a few things done. It’s been a productive few weeks, which has been great but very busy. Finally, Charlie & The Black Dog is finished! All the writing is done and the illustrations have been completed too – it’s looking reallyContinue reading “Finished The Book!”

The state of child mental health in the UK

NHS digital has released figures showing that one in eight children and young people aged between five and 19 surveyed in England had a mental disorder. The graph shows how the type and frequency of mental health disorders differed across age and gender. Worryingly emotional disorders like depression are now more common in five toContinue reading “The state of child mental health in the UK”

Charlie has a new look

Really excited to be working with a fantastic illustrator for Charlie and The Black Dog. Check her out on Instagram @_kimii__ She has already completed a few of the illustrations for the book and they’re looking great. We’ve also set up a Facebook page for updates about the project: https://www.facebook.com/CharlieBlackDogBook/