In this podcast, Professor Blakemore discusses teenage behaviour, brain development during puberty, the impact of technology and the long term consequences of the COVID-19 lockdown on teenagers.
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.
Listen to Dr Weston’s thoughts on maintaining positive family mental health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 Crisis.
Dr Weston takes you through some of the most important evidence-based facts parents need to know about young people’s use of pornography.
In this podcast, Dr Weston talks to Professor Clarissa Smith about concerns parents have about their teens accessing pornography and they discuss ways to promote healthy sexual development in our young people.
Transition can be an anxiety-inducing time for children and parents, but it really doesn’t have to be. Listen to Dr Weston’s top five tips for parents, designed to ensure a successful transition from primary to secondary school.
Understanding Primary to Secondary School Transition: What We Know and How We Can Make it Easier for Our Children
When children move from primary to secondary, a process of transition occurs which needs to be carefully managed. This resource will help you to understand transition better and provides tips to try and apply at home.
The mental health and wellbeing of our teenagers is a growing cause of concern in the UK. Here we outline the key facts that all parents should know about the issues faced by young people.
We all know that teenagers need a lot of sleep, but they are finding it increasingly difficult to get enough. We explain why it’s so important and what prevents them from getting the sleep that they need.