Professor Tanya Byron is a clinical psychologist, specialising in working with children and adolescents, with twenty years' experience. She is also a journalist, author and broadcaster. Her TV presenting and on-screen expert credits include the BBC series Little Angels and The House of Tiny Tearaways and Bedtime Live for Channel 4. She writes a weekly column for The Times and a monthly column for Good Housekeeping and is a BBC Radio 4 presenter, contributing to a range of programmes. Collaborating with Jennfier Saunders she co-wrote the popular BBC comedy series The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle. "
" Tanya advises on international policy relating to children, young people, mental health and education, and is currently working in China to develop services for children, young people and their families. She is President of the teenage mental health charity Mindfull, a patron of Relate, and an ambassador of The National Family and Parenting Institute. "
Listen to an extract from The Skeleton Cupboard: The Making of a Clinical Psychologist by Tanya Byron, read by Imogen Church.
When a child is hanging by the neck, grabbing their legs to hold them up isn’t easy. They wriggle and they kick. Imogen struggled in silence. Then she kneed me in the face, hard, and I tasted blood. The stillness of the room belied the horribleness of the task.
RT @mondomartin: Advice from @BBCNewsround for children on tips if you are upset by the news. Timely https://t.co/7jQCgZSVfW
by @ProfTanya - 2 days ago
RT @NSPCC_Press: .@NSPCC finds sex offences against children rise by 1/5 in a year, with one recorded by police every 10mins https://t.co/d…
RT @NHSMillion: Please RT to say thank you to all the emergency services who acted so bravely in Westminster today. You are all heroes. htt…
by @ProfTanya - 3 days ago
RT @bbcnickrobinson: The police in Parliament are friends who greet us & ask how we are but today we were reminded that they run towards da…
Children on adult wards. Children in police cells. All because they have mental health issues. SO much to change. https://t.co/3eR9izB3Me
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