Latest thoughts

Moody or misunderstood?

I have been asked a fair few times recently (unsurprisingly) about mood swings; teens feeling either really happy or really sad, and anger outbursts.

Published on Monday, February 1st, 2021

Won’t leave their room? You’ve got to think like a teen!

Several parents have contacted me to ask what they should do. How much should they worry, and how can they get them outside for a breath of fresh air or exercise?

Published on Friday, January 22nd, 2021

‘How much should we tell our kids when times are hard?’

How much should we share with our children when we are stressed, anxious or upset?

Published on Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

Counting sheep in the 21st century

As a university GP, sleep issues in students were a daily (nightly?!) problem in my clinic, and caused absolute mayhem with students' academic learning, memory, stress, and even weight gain

Published on Thursday, January 7th, 2021

It’s not rocket science (it’s sleep science!)

Why we should be re-designing school and university timetables to allow teens and young adults to sleep better.

Published on Thursday, December 24th, 2020

Was 2020 the year of the puppy?

For teenagers, having a pet to love and cuddle brings so many positives for their wellbeing.

Published on Monday, December 21st, 2020