Practical Strategies for Building and Promoting Resilience

23 April 2021 @ 09:30 - 13:30
A webinar will be led by Dr Pooky Knightsmith for staff who are supporting students who are struggling with low mood, depression, anxiety, stress or worry.

Summary of the webinar:

Promoting resilience – a practical strengths led approach
During this session, Pooky will summarise a simple, evidence-based approach to promoting resilience using what we’ve learned from those children who thrive in the face of adversity. You’ll learn about the evidence underpinning the approach and how the 4Ps of parents, peers, problem-solving and passion can be used as a framework for promoting resilience in the children in your care.

8 Practical strategies for supporting pupils who are struggling with depression or anxiety
This session is aimed at staff who are supporting students who are struggling with low mood, depression, anxiety, stress or worry.  The Session is entirely practical and will run through 8 practical strategies that colleagues can use right away to support the students in their care. 

Audience: SENCos, Inclusion Managers, Teachers, TAs, Learning Mentors, Parents

Training led by: Pooky Knightsmith

An internationally respected face of child and adolescent mental health, Pooky works tirelessly to ‘be the change she wants to see’. A prolific keynote speaker, lecturer, trainer and author, she develops and shares practical, evidence-informed approaches to promoting mental health – arming health, social care and education staff with the skills, understanding and knowledge they need to support the children in their care. 

Pooky has a PhD in child mental health from the Institute of Psychiatry, is the author of many books, is the research and development director at Creative Education and is a former chair of the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition. She lives in South London with her two daughters, husband, mother-in-law and three dogs.  She’s a keen climber an, amateur knitter and a tenor in her local choir. She lives with PTSD and autism. Twitter: @Pookyh

Cost: £99 + VAT / person
Limited discounted places available to parents. Please email

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Advanced booking is required to attend this event.

  • Adults: £99