Whether your child is questioning their gender identity, or whether they have a friend they want to support better, this was a fascinating talk about how to navigate that journey. Find more from Esther (Fifty Shades of Gender) here:https://estherlemmens.com/https://www.fiftyshadesofgender.com/https://www.instagram.com/50shadesgender/ And find Kit Marie here: Geogramblings
Episode 28 – Self Harm with Satveer Nijar
Satveer focuses her efforts around talking to students, school staff and parents about the ever increasing prevalence of self-harm. This episode is aimed at parents to help with their awareness of the issue. http://satveernijjar.com/
Episode 27 – Breaking Bad News with James Hawes
James Hawes has been a school councellor and psychotherapist for over 25 years and joins the ParentGuidetoGCSE podcast to talk about how to break bad news to teenagers. www.JamesHawes.org www.synergycounselling.com
Episode 20 – Kim Ward Difficult (but important) conversations: Bereavement
Kim Ward is the CEO of Katie’s Mission, a non profit organisation that focuses on suicide prevention. In this episode she shares her powerful story about her sister Katie and the work she does with mental health and suicide awareness.
Episode 19 – Viv Quick Difficult (but important) conversations: Sex and Pornography
As part of our ‘difficult (but important) conversations series, Viv Quick talks to us about the common issues that teenagers have when it comes to sex and pornography. Viv has worked for the NHS since 1960 and more recently has been a school nurse and a young persons sexual health worker. She was awarded an…
Episode 18 – Tash Walker – Difficult (but important) conversations: Gender and Identity
Tash Walker has been helping and supporting people to understand their gender identity through her work with the Switchboard LGBT organisation. Here she offers advice to parents with teens who have identified as part of the LGBTQ+ community.
Episode 17 – Tammy Banks Difficult (but important) conversations: Abusive relationships
Tammy has over 20 years of experience working across the criminal justice and social care sectors. This experience includes operational and management roles in statutory and charitable homelessness services, and as CEO of a charity working to prevent sexual abuse.
Episode 15 – Uju Asika – Bringing up Race
This is one of our ‘Difficult (but important) Conversations to have with your child’ series. These have mostly all been live-streamed via Facebook, but we will gradually be adding them to the podcast too. Uju Asika is a multiple award-nominated blogger, screenwriter and creative consultant. On her popular blog, Babes About Town, she shares witty, informative…
Episode 10 – Dick Moore – When the worst happens
WARNING: This episode contains discussions about suicide and self harm. Since November 2012, Dick has been visiting schools, universities and organisations to help raise awareness of mental health issues. Did you know that 10% of young people are suffering from a diagnosable mental health disorder today? Not only does this mean that a vast number of…