A prolific keynote speaker, trainer and workshop lead; Pooky is comfortable diving deep with a handful or people or addressing an audience of thousands.  Whether talking to international leaders, or local youthworkers, Pooky prides herself on her ability to break complex and challenging ideas down into practical strategies that can be put into practice right away. Pooky effortlessly interweaves the latest evidence base and clinical best practice into her talks, which are tailored to meet the needs of each audience - and responsive to their needs, questions and experiences shared on the day.

Recent topics that have gone down well include:

  • You are what you do, and what you do matters

  • Meeting the mental health needs of every learner

  • Breaking the self-harm cycle

  • Mental Health: putting policy into practice

  • Practical strategies for promoting resilience

  • Understanding and supporting students with eating disorders 

  • Teaching about mental health safely and sensitively 

  • Depression: helping young people to help themselves

  • Anxiety: when to worry and what to do next

Pooky regularly addresses staff working at all levels across education, health and social care in the UK and overseas and can work with you to develop a session that will inspire and empower.  

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