Dr Pooky Knightsmith

Keynote Speaker, Author & Advisor

Improving mental health,
one practical idea at a time

Pooky has a PhD from the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London, is the former chair of Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition, the author of several books and educator of thousands through her speaking, online training and YouTube videos. 

Pooky’s knowledge, ideas and advice come from years of study, practice and hard-earned lived experience with PTSD, anorexia, self-harm and depression.  She’s an autistic mum of two (one biological daughter, one adopted) who enjoys bouldering, paragliding, walking and singing when she’s not teaching.

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