Podcast 47: Mental Health – Is Good Enough, Good Enough?


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Dr Pooky Knightsmith Mental Health

Joshua McGovern

Joshua McGovern has been working with Teacher Toolkit since March 2018. He is responsible for our Soundcloud and iTunes channels and is the production manager for podcasts. He has a degree in Music Production and is a graduate of Leeds Beckett University. Aside from working...
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What ‘mental health’ advice would you give to others?

Our 27th interview in the 100 women series is with Dr. Pooky Knightsmith, whose work is focused on mental health in schools and supporting children’s mental health.

Listen (20 minutes) to Teacher Toolkit founder Ross McGill and Dr. Pooky Knightsmith:

  • highlight the need to not make education policies London focused
  • explore Pooky’s childhood and how that shaped her career path
  • discuss the passion necessary to undertake a PhD
  • reinforce the importance of self-care within the teaching profession
  • share Pooky’s top-tips for young girls in education
  • understand that each autistic child has individual needs
  • talk about the beauty of Slovenia
  • and why Pooky would live to have a conversation with Margaret Thatcher!

Remember, our podcast is available on iTunes!

You can find out more about Pooky on Twitter and view her fabulous YouTube channel. Pooky’s books are also available on Amazon and you can contact Pooky through her website, www.PookyKnightsmith.com


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