Read up on the latest blog posts from our wonderful 70/30 bloggers!
Our subconscious, like a library of DVDs As a new guest blogger for the 70/30 Campaign I have been asked to share with you my most recent blog on my own website about the involuntary recall, or flashbacks, of PTSD. Imagine a library. Full of DVDs. With information on...read more
The movement to increase recognition of mental well being - its significance, its effects and its pervasiveness - is going strong. More than ever before, it is seen as of high importance and consequence. While we should be grateful for these forward steps, though,...read more
Last week I attended a mental health first aid course run by Mental Health First Aid, (https://mhfaengland.org/) it was excellent and covered everything from - What influences mental health, Depression, Anxiety, Suicide ideologies, Psychosis, Self-harm and Eating...read more
I was 38 when I had my son - plenty of time then to sort my shit out - 20 years later than my mum - you'd think that by then I would have half a clue - you'd be wrong of course. I was clueless. Because you cannot know what you haven’t been taught or more importantly...read more
As a researcher in the arena of childhood and youth, in particular how cultural narratives impact on children and young people it is not unusual that personal experience impacts upon the topics that I choose to study. One such incident occurred last year, following a...read more
More than half (51%) of adults who were abused as children experienced domestic abuse in later life, new analysis has revealed1. Domestic abuse includes sexual assault, non-sexual abuse and stalking by a partner or family member. The CSEW defines domestic abuse as...read more
When a new baby is born one the very first things we ask is "Is it a boy or a girl?" When we ask that question what is in our minds? Do we really want to know the biological details of how this child will physically reproduce when it is older? I suggest not. I don't...read more
Wow, where did it all go wrong? Having lived and breathed the ‘crisis’ around school within our own family for almost a decade, I realise now so much has changed. Back then I felt like we were alone, one of a kind, we didn’t fit the mould, square peg, round hole...read more
A little bit of hope for the family of an anxious child. Some families sail through their children’s childhood years without a hitch and that is great for them but sadly others have a daily struggle in getting their children settled into bed, sleep in their own room...read more
Emotional numbness is often used as a coping mechanism that can be necessary to protect us psychologically from traumatic events. It has helped many people survive adverse childhood experiences – however this can later damage their ability to build healthy...read more
Dan Seigul first named the Window of Tolerance, as the level of arousal in which a person can function to the best of their ability. When an individual is in this zone they are able to process their surroundings and regulate themselves in a positive way. When we are...read more
Children’s behaviour… as parents and carers we all know how this impacts on our lives. We also know about the consequences of a person’s actions. Many of us think we have a fair grasp of discipline but what does discipline actually mean to you? There are many...read more
There has been an increasing emergence lately of social enterprises and charities campaigning for men to speak up and ask for help with mental health issues and for good reason: suicide is the biggest killer of young men. This positive growing awareness brings up...read more
As a child, can you imagine trying to go to sleep next to a bomb? And then being threatened to not tell or you would be killed? That’s what happened to me. As a young child, I was given a beautiful perfume bottle as a Christmas present — a perfume bottle that looked...read more
Sunday 10th September marks the 15th World Suicide Prevention Day. We talk about the potential for child maltreatment to push people towards taking their own lives and how the 70/30 campaign plans to reduce the number of people affected by reducing child maltreatment...read more
At last it is the summer holidays. We have come out of the exam season and the long wait for results is finally over. This year, for many reasons, I have been pondering what helps our children to have success and smiles rather than stress and low self-esteem. I was...read more
With child abuse and neglect, it’s the emotional cost that hits us all the hardest. But when it comes to providing the services that could reduce the number of victims and the severity of the damage done, the language of Government is that of money. As such, how such...read more
Childhood experiences, both positive and negative, have a tremendous impact on both a person's lifelong health & well being and future opportunities. Traumatic and negative events in ones childhood, known as Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), have previously...read more
In attending the First 1001 Critical Days APPG meetings held at Parliament, I learned about this campaign. If you wish to impact on the future of our children and society, please read on and get involved! This is a growing network of supported information and guidance...read more
This is a stick- well that’s pretty obvious but if I invited you to imagine a stick, would it have been this very one? It might have been similar but it could not possibly have been this particular one. This stick is unique. It has twists and turns. It has formed in...read more
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