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Shahana is on a mission to change the way we address mental health and wellbeing in England, particularly in education. With the vision for 'Therapeutic Schools', which has recently been featured on BBC's Newsround, she works with schools across the UK to change their practice and environments to support the children’s emotional and mental health. 

 

Shahana writes a regular segment in Head Teachers Update, the national magazine for primary schools, sharing therapeutic teaching ideas and techniques. She is also a governor of a primary school and sits on two foster care panels. Her own experiences of childhood trauma inform her work, offering a unique perspective based on empathy, understanding and raw truth that supports the conversation around mental health and wellbeing.

Would you like to book Shahana to speak at your next event or lead a workshop?​

How we continue the conversation

 

Blogs
Articles
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5th May 2020

New Article in Headteachers Update

Fight, flight or freeze? Getting yourself out of survival mode

Teachers – like many others – will be feeling the pressure and stress of the current crisis and may be operating in survival mode. Shahana Knight offers wellbeing advice to help you manage your work, family and mental health

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 12th September, 2019

New Article featured on BBC Teach

5 reasons why recognising your emotions is important

Recognising your emotions and learning to manage them is one of the most important skills you can have.

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12th March 2020

New Article in Headteachers Update

Therapeutic schools: Dealing with behaviour incidents

Why do we tell children off? Because we are trying to teach them something. Shahana Knight says that this is best achieved with a therapeutic approach to behaviour incidents.

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16th January 2020

New Article in Headteachers Update

Recognising pupils’ feelings and emotions

Learning to recognise feelings and emotions is an essential part of growing up, but it will not necessarily come naturally. Shahana Knight looks at how we can help support our pupils to spot, identify and manage their feelings

Podcasts
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18th April 2020

Shahana speaks on the Pivotal Podcast with Mark Bocker

What are Therapeutic Schools and why should all schools follow this pattern?

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21st February 2020

Shahana is a guest speaker on the Optimus Wellbeing Podcast

Wellbeing podcast: Social Media

In the third episode of the Optimus wellbeing podcast, Charlie Roden looks at the impact that social media is having on our mental health, and ways to make social media habits healthier.

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15th May 2019

BBC Newsround Feature

BBC Newsround visits one of our Therapeutic Schools

10th October 2019

BBC Teach Feature

The Growth Mindset and Wellbeing Lesson

Shahana features in a very special BBC Teach live interactive lesson on Thursday, 10th October 2019, aimed at promoting emotional wellbeing and encouraging a growth mindset in primary school pupils aged 7 - 11.

SUPPORT AND ADVICE

Understanding what childhood trauma is and the effects it can have on behavior will help to inform your practice when working with the vulnerable children, young people and adults you come into contact with every day. Sometimes you might just need some specialist advice and support to get you on the right track- we can help! 

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