Author Archives: Yvonne Anderson

Children’s rights – a personal view

I was a young teacher in a rural secondary school and my turn had come to do “The Morning Broadcast”. This was like a school radio equivalent of morning assembly, without a religious theme. My choice of subject was the … Continue reading

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What time is it ? Curation time. That’s what time it is.

This is a guest blog by Katie Brown Curation 1. The act of curating, of organizing and maintaining a collection of artworks or artifacts. We twitter, facebook, we have blogs, tumblrs, and instagram and the share button is ubiquitous with … Continue reading

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Young people and self-harm. The 5 essential questions answered.

1. What should I know? 2. How can I help? 3. What works? 4. Where to go next? 5. What do young people say? 1. What should I know? “I want to ask you a question: what do you think … Continue reading

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Assumptions closer to home

We had our latest team meeting in the brilliant East Street Arts Centre, Leeds, to plan the paper prototyping. Turns out that between us we had a few different versions of what we’re doing! I take responsibility for most of … Continue reading

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Keep the Trust: how we started to get lean

So, somehow the thinking around Keep the Trust was bothering Katie and me. We had won the tender (hooray!), submitted a project plan and GANNT chart and were ready to rock and roll. Without communicating with one another we were … Continue reading

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Keep the Trust: challenging assumptions

The specification for KTT came from Innovation Labs. The summary states: Keep the Trust is an online resource for non-mental health professionals who are working with young people with mental health problems.It provides information on: ● how to deal with … Continue reading

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Keep the Trust: validated assumptions

Assumption Validation Non-mental health workers who work with young people can be identified Non-mental health workers include midwives, health visitors, tutors, social workers,  Citizens Advice staff, housing and employment support workers and youth and community workers to name but a … Continue reading

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