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Nov 30, 2020

What do colonoscopies have in common with optimism?  Understanding what parts of an event we remember can help us ensure that any experience can be made more positive, even school.  Psychology around mental health often focuses on the negatives but there are ways that we can work with everyone everyday to help...


Nov 23, 2020

With smartphones and 24/7 connection to the internet teenagers are growing up in a different world to their parents.  Many people are quick to blame screens and social media for the poor mental health in young people but how accurate is this accusation?  This podcast considers what the research says and how certain we...


Nov 16, 2020

As a teenager I knew plenty of girls at school with eating disorders.  As a new teacher I was really worried about how to support any young person who might disclose they had an eating disorder.  In this podcast I ask Dr Paul Jenkins from Reading University, all the questions I wish I had been able to ask 20 years ago...


Nov 9, 2020

By teaching effective study skills we give students coping strategies to deal with the stress and pressure of exams.  Although many schools teach these students often need support to implement and maintain behavioural change around study.  Once positive routines are established students feel more in control and have...


Nov 2, 2020

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a much misunderstood condition affecting around 2% of young people.  Dr Georgina Krebs, MRC Clinical Research Training Fellow at King’s College London,talks about her work as a clinical psychologist specialising in OCD and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) in this episode.  We cover...