Join me and Pooky Knightsmith as we dive deeply into mental health, anorexia, autism relationships that make a difference and what it means to bring the professional, the academic and the personal into the arena.
An internationally respected face of child and adolescent mental health, Pooky works tirelessly to ‘be the change she wants to see’. A prolific keynote speaker, lecturer, trainer and author, she develops and shares practical, evidence-informed approaches to promoting mental health – arming health, social care and education staff with the skills, understanding and knowledge they need to support the children in their care.
Pooky has a PhD in child mental health from the Institute of Psychiatry, is the author of many books, is the research and development director at Creative Education and is a former chair of the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition. She lives in South London with her two daughters, husband, mother-in-law and three dogs. She’s a keen climber an amateur knitter and a tenor in her local choir. She lives with PTSD and autism.