I love playing around with video and have pulled together this trailer for my latest book - see what you think? With thanks to Pie Corbett, Maggie Still at The Scotsman, Tricia Adams at LoveReading4Kids.co.uk and Sue Wiltshire at ThroughTheBookshelf.com for their kind words about the book which are quoted here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHH9FDzsmIA
Social anxiety: using poetry to talk about young people’s mental health
It's Mental Health Awareness Week 2023, and this year's theme is 'Anxiety'. Here's a guest blog post I wrote for the Children's Poetry Summit. It includes an extract from a free resource on using poems as a 'way in' to help young people talk about mental health issues. In this example, I explore social anxiety. …
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