In this podcast, Dr Weston talks to Professor Ellen Townsend about young people and self-harm. They discuss the importance of listening to young people and recognising that self-harm is an expression of distress and should always be taken seriously. Professor Townsend also shares some thoughts about the effects of the global pandemic lockdown on the development and mental health of children and young people.
Dr Weston Talks with Professor Shirley Reynolds: Depression and Supporting Young People throughout the Pandemic
In this podcast, Dr Weston speaks to Professor Shirley Reynolds about depression in young people, especially in the context of COVID-19. They explore the role that parents can play in spotting symptoms of depression, understanding the disorder and supporting recovery.
In this podcast, Sir Anthony Seldon discusses the challenges and opportunities presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, especially with regards to students, parents, school leaders and the education system.
Listen to Dr Weston’s thoughts on maintaining positive family mental health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 Crisis.
How we talk to our teens is important in shaping their responses to everyday challenges and tricky situations. Try using these phrases to encourage your teen to work through experiences they find tough and to think positively.
Read our tip sheet to discover practical things that you can do to help your teen navigate anxiety.
In this podcast, Dr Weston interviews medical sociologist, Professor Fiona Brooks, expert in all things related to adolescence and child mental health. They discuss some good news relating to outcomes for teens nationally, as well as areas of concern. Topics include gaming, mental health, social media, pornography, parenting, self-harm, gender differences and the benefit to teens of feeling connected to their teachers.
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 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.
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!