Have more faith in the abilities of educational psychologists

As school mental health professionals gather for their annual conference, one expert sheds light on the vital role they have to play in pupils’ wellbeing

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Like many psychologists, I have symbolic art upon my office walls. My favourite piece is an Icelandic etching called The Woman Who Didn’t See the Angel, by Karolina Larusdottir. This depicts a forlorn woman staring blankly out of her window – yet if only she got off her chair and looked properly, she’d see the angel waiting there to transform everything.

Having examined recent public policy documents on Scotland’s mental health, it’s clear that the predominant concern is around children and young people, including those with disabilities.

Far be it from me to glorify my own profession by ...

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