This video breaks down the 10 main components of resilience, and gives you easy suggestions for boosting it. Hopefully, you will recognise some of the tips as things that you already do, as well as learn some new ideas that you can work on.
Using metaphors in family life can help to promote children’s emotional, academic and digital resilience. In this video, Dr Weston will tell you about some of her favourites, giving you some inspiration for metaphors that could work for you.
Positive body image is critical to good mental health and wellbeing. Use this resource to open up conversations with your teens and tweens about the things they love about their bodies and the amazing skills that our bodies enable us to do.
In this podcast, Dr Weston speaks to Professor Peter Clough about mental toughness, especially in children and young people. They explore the importance of understanding how different children will have different levels of mental toughness and will therefore need different types of support and challenge.
Recently, Dr Weston was invited as part of a panel to join Mariella Frostup for a discussion about childhood anxiety. There are also interesting contributions from Jane Caro, Head of the Mental Health Foundation, Rob Gill, author of Rethinking Childhood and Professor Tamsin Ford, Professor of Psychiatry. Lots of food for thought for us all!
Dr Weston Talks with Dr Anna Colton: Body Image, Eating Disorders, Self-Esteem and Performance Anxiety
Dr Weston talks with Dr Anna Colton. Dr Anna Colton is a London-based clinical psychologist with an interest in areas such as body image, eating disorders, self-esteem and performance anxiety. Dr Weston and Dr Colton cover a wide range of topics of great interest to parents today.
In this podcast, Dr Weston talks to Dr Thomas Curran, one of the top researchers in the country in the area of perfectionism. Perfectionism is rising in young people. We need to understand why and get a grip on it as early as possible.
In this podcast, Dr Weston talks to Professor Cathy Creswell of Oxford University about the latest research findings on childhood anxiety. They discuss the best evidence-based tips and strategies that parents should use to support their children.
Dr Weston delivers a short reflective clip on the topic of raising resilient children. As always, her tips are evidence-based and entirely practical.
Sometimes, parents need quick tips on ‘the how’ of building resilience in children. Here are a few ideas, sourced from the research evidence to set you on the right path.