Dr Pooky Knightsmith

Keynote Speaker, Author & Advisor


Book cover of 'Self-Harm: How to help your child'

Self-Harm: How to Help Your Child

You'll learn what self-harm is and how it helps some people before exploring what to do and what not to do when having conversations with your child about self-harm. You'll learn how to go about breaking the cycle of self-harm and explore both what you can do as the supporting adult as well as exploring how your child can learn to help themselves too.

Support Your Autistic Child with Food

A must-read for parents, carers or other supporting adults who are worried about their autistic child’s feelings, thoughts and behaviour around food and eating. Full of reassurance, ideas and practical advice, this book will help you take small but sustainable steps towards happier mealtimes for both you and your child.

Cards Against Anxiety

This attractive package with a 128 page book and a pack of 25 cards uses long established CBT techniques and controlled breathing practices that will help users stress less and combat anxiety and depression.

Things I Got Wrong So You Don't Have To

Part mental health guide, part memoir, this book contains 48 life lessons learned from everyday victories to life-changing events. Each lesson ends with space for the reader to reflect, and includes exercises to help take the first steps to incorporating these lessons into their own lives.

The Mentally Healthy Schools Workbook

This book is the perfect starting point for anyone looking to promote and encourage mental health in their school, or evaluate their existing provision, in line with current government priorities.

The Healthy Coping Colouring Book & Journal

Packed full of creative activities and coping strategies, this journal and colouring book is the perfect companion when faced with difficult thoughts and feelings.

Self-Harm and Eating Disorders in Schools

Self-harm and eating disorders are present in almost every school and they frequently co-occur. This book provides the vital guidance that school staff need to spot early warning signs, understand triggers and support the students in their care effectively.

Can I Tell You About Self-Harm?

This easy-to-read guide is suitable for readers 7+, along with their parents, teachers, and friends. All author royalties from the book will go towards the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust.

Using Poetry to Promote Talking and Healing

Poetry can prove a great way into difficult conversations in therapeutic, classroom or family settings. This book is a clear and practical guide to the use of poetry as a therapeutic tool to help explore issues surrounding mental health and emotional wellbeing.