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.
Unbelievable... how can children and young people stay safe on and offline if we don't empower them to not be sexua… https://t.co/yhQxRnAzLF
by @ProfTanya - 4 days ago
RT @TheLancetPsych: Youth mental health services a keystone of @Number10gov's speech this wk. New paper provides data on effectiveness. htt…
by @ProfTanya - 5 days ago
RT @normanlamb: Growing momentum for cross party process to solve NHS and care crisis - please get people to sign petition! https://t.co/qA…
RT @DrFifiWG: Theresa May on mental health a start but needs ringfenced investment, expert leadership & massive culture change https://t.co…
by @ProfTanya - 6 days ago
RT @dickonb: ..& what we seek is the hard realisation of these words, not soft. Parity of esteem (no health without mental health) means pa…
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