The Optimus blog

The blog that inspires leaders in the UK education sector

Laura Nuttall

Laura is a psychology graduate who is currently training to be a mental health nurse. She is very passionate about raising awareness about mental health and makes youtube videos about her own personal experiences.

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Laura Nuttall

Mental health: don’t let your pupils ‘get by’ unsupported

As someone who received support from my school counsellor and teachers, I still struggled with my mental health illness. How do pupils who don't have access to adequate support cope? They don't. Many years ago, I was an 8-year-old in a primary school classroom desperately trying not to cry whilst...