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Mental Health Awareness Week 2018

Mental Health Awareness Week 2018

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, we thought we would collate some of our most relevant blogs, vlogs and podcasts in one place for you to explore.


We have always believed that tutoring is not just about a student achieving higher academic grades. Equally as important is building confidence and encouraging inquisitive and independent thinking beyond the classroom. And in our current times of social media where everyone gets to judge you and your life in an instant, it is even more important that young people are strong, resilient and filled with the belief that they are on the right track.

10% of children aged 5-16 have a clinically diagnosable mental health problem. However, 70% of children don’t get appropriate interventions at a sufficiently early age. One of the main reasons for this is that the signs are not spotted early enough.

Our mission as an agency is to help lower that number by training the tutors on our books how to recognise the symptoms of a range of mental health problems. By incorporating mindfulness and positive psychology into their teaching, tutors can help students manage their emotions.

Please do spend some time perusing our website: the new mental health section as well as our blog; we have a huge amount of great content to read and watch. Here are some titbits to whet your appetite…

Have you ever thought about doing a course in counselling? Or do you have a student who might be interested in following this career path? A guest blogger wrote about her experience and what the course was like: Why doing a counselling and psychotherapy course might be useful for you

What foods can students eat to help with depression? Can we harness the power of nutrition to combat exam nerves? From healthy guts to healthy minds, author of ‘The Happy Kitchen’ and mental health campaigner Rachel Kelly talked to us about all of this and more:

Is your child or student struggling with exam nerves? This is a particularly relevant blog for this time in the academic year. It offers practical tips and techniques to help manage nerves. (It’s also extremely useful for anxious tutors and parents awaiting exam results in August!)

We talked with author of ‘Wasted’, Marya Hornbacher about her struggles with eating disorders, anorexia and bulimia. We discussed signs and symptoms of these illnesses and how we can help prevent them in young people:

Many of us are now familiar with mindfulness and regularly practice it. Here are some fantastic practical activities that parents and tutors can do with young people to help them feel present and calm.

And last, but by no means least, Dan’s piece on happiness is wonderful insight on how to live a contented life.

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