The anxious classroom

Posted on February 5, 2019 at 3:06 pm


“Present fears are less than horrible imaginings”Shakespeare, Macbeth Act 1, Scene 3 They say everyone grieves in different ways, but somehow we expect anxiety to have one face. When I first became a teacher I was unprepared for the range of presentation I would encounter in the classroom. My training included lectures on SEND, but […]

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Depression

Posted on February 5, 2019 at 2:47 pm


‘Sometimes it is heavy…like you’re carrying an elephant. Sometimes it’s dark…you wonder if you’ll ever see light. Sometimes it’s bleak…you wonder if you’ll make it through. And some days there are no words to describe it.’-Tonia Funk Brassell In Depression, the individual suffers from depressed mood, loss of interest and enjoyment, and reduced energy leading […]

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Posted on February 5, 2019 at 2:20 pm


There are a number of young people and adults with ADHD, and the numbers are only increasing, which has an impact on their home life, learning, work and friendships. Some people feel they just can’t relax, their head/body is always busy and racing, difficulty with attention/concentration etc. ADHD Symptoms The cardinal features are impaired attention […]

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Anxiety

Posted on February 5, 2019 at 2:09 pm


“Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.” Arthur Somers Roche We all have feelings of anxiety every now and again, for example during exams, job interview, illness etc. These are usually transient; your resilience kicks in and you […]

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