Is It Time To Put Your Phone In Jail?

I was asked by the Sun News UK newspaper to write 5 quirky and unexpected tips parents can use to wean their kids off their phones: 📲Create a “Phone Jail” for Family Time: Place all phones in a decorative box or “jail” during meals or family activities. This creates a fun and visible reminder to […]

Screen Time, Digital Poverty, Education & Why NOT all Educational Apps are Equal in Quality‼️

If you have time I highly, highly recommend watching or listening to this absolutely fascinating  parliamentary evidence on screen time, digital poverty and education, with Baroness Kidron who’s career has taken her from making movies for Stephen Spielberg to groundbreaking protections for young people online Screen time and Wellbeing  Speakers include: John McGee, Senior Policy […]

Are You A ‘Phubber?’ 😳

The Phubbing Epidemic I learnt a new word this morning‼️ The word “phubber” is used to describe a person who pays too much attention to their smartphone! Phubbing, a contraction of the words “phone snubbing,” is the act of ignoring a person you’re with in favour of using your mobile phone! Who knew? 🤷‍♀️ Are […]

Pros and Cons of Banning Social Media Apps on Children’s Phones

Esther Ghey, the mother of the murdered transgender teenager Brianna Ghey is campaigning for social media apps to be blocked on smartphones for under-16s and stronger parental controls to flag potentially harmful searches to parents, in the wake of the sentencing of her daughter’s killers. A group of parents are campaigning on Whatsapp for a […]

Embrace the Unusual: Innovative Employee Well-Being Ideas.

Promoting employee well-being and mental health is crucial for creating a healthy and productive work environment. It’s quite straightforward to find lots of advice and ideas for employees wellbeing but here are some unusual ideas and suggestions that employers could consider: Which one are you going to try? Wellness Retreats: Instead of the traditional team-building […]

The Well-Being Blueprint: Parental Self-Care Strategies

Parental mental health is crucial for both the well-being of parents and the healthy development of your children. Here are some self-care tips for you as parents to help you maintain good mental health: Prioritise Self-Care: Make self-care a priority in your daily routine. This includes setting aside time for activities you enjoy, whether it’s […]

Healthy Minds, Happy Hearts: Celebrating World Mental Health Day with Kids

Every year we celebrate World Mental Health Day on 10 October. The theme for 2023, set by the World Foundation of Mental Health, is ‘Mental health is a universal human right’. World Mental Health Day is about raising awareness of mental health and driving positive change for everyone’s mental health. It’s also a chance to […]

Sue Atkins ‘Parental Wellbeing & Mental Health’ Webinar

  Children’s wellbeing is closely bound to their parents’ wellbeing & that really important person is YOU. As parents whether you are a single parent, a mum, dad or carer we all want to do what’s best to keep our children safe, fit and well. However, it can be easy to forget about our own […]

Sue Atkins: I love outdoor play because…

Outdoor play, climbing trees and riding bikes I used to love taking my kids to the park when they were young and watching them run off to chase our dogs, jump, hide, shout, whistle, climb and explore the natural world. Wrapped up warm with jumpers and wellies they always arrived back home with rosy cheeks, […]

Why Can’t I Go To School?

  A new wave of the virus has thrown families, schools, teachers and parents into chaos as one minute schools are staying open, then London schools are not, then maybe the whole of the UK schools will be closed. Uncertain and chaotic times. Here is some excellent advice from www.mhinnovation.net  A global community of mental […]