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Anxiety is a VERY big deal so we must address it!
Anxiety is a VERY big deal so we must address it! 150 150 Jane Evans

                Since ancient times humans have sought ways to relax, to be more in the moment and to maintain and improve their physical, mental and spiritual well-being. Nowadays this has become a billion/trillion, who knows how much, industry? Reviewing what is ‘known’ about anxiety A recent review of…

Inter-generational Trauma History of a City Like Bristol
Inter-generational Trauma History of a City Like Bristol 150 150 Jane Evans

    I LOVE Bristol! “Bristol is the 8th largest city in England and the 10th largest local authority in England.” The Population of Bristol, 2015, Bristol City Council     I am lucky to live near Bristol and have worked in it regularly for the past 5 years. I also went to the University…

Put your shoes to one side and try mine on for a day
Put your shoes to one side and try mine on for a day 150 150 Jane Evans

                    It’s not fun to be me but it’s all I have for now I am never far from a fight or a row Most days I barely get my foot through the door Before being sent back through it to stand reflect and stare at…

You can’t MAKE children resilient!
You can’t MAKE children resilient! 150 150 Jane Evans

Let me just get this straight! At a time when children and young people’s mental health needs are not being addressed: More than a quarter of children referred to mental health services in England in 2015 – including some who had attempted suicide – received no help, a report says. A review by the Children’s…

Before you know it, parenting can turn into a Tom & Jerry scenario
Before you know it, parenting can turn into a Tom & Jerry scenario 150 150 Jane Evans

Habits take time to develop When we first hold our child we can feel a bit awkward. We have to learn what they like, don’t like, need, don’t need and how we ‘fit’ together. It takes time but eventually some of it becomes ‘automatic’. Changing a nappy, wiping sticky fingers, rocking them, bathing them…. Over…

Waving anxiety on from the sidelines
Waving anxiety on from the sidelines 150 150 Jane Evans

    When we are trapped in a cycle of feeling OK for a bit, then anxious, then obsessively, repetitively thinking about things over and over, it can seem as if there is no way out. We become convinced that the ‘thoughts’ are valid, in fact we make it our business to seek evidence that they…

Being a hidden childhood ‘war zone hero’
Being a hidden childhood ‘war zone hero’ 150 150 Jane Evans

“We did the First World War in school last week. Last term we did the Romans. I don’t normally give a shit about history ‘cos it’s…..well history, old stuff, about old people, I could care less about. I was sitting in class, the sun was beaming in, and I was just dropping off as the…

Why wouldn’t kindness help EVERY child?
Why wouldn’t kindness help EVERY child? 150 150 Jane Evans

Why are we STILL ‘kindness averse’ when raising children? It may seem crazy in 5, 10, 15 years time, or even right now, that we tend to struggle to trust and to believe that ALL children need kindness from the adults around them in ALL situations. What ALL???? Even if they have just pushed their brother over,…

Why understanding the impact of children’s trauma makes them safer
Why understanding the impact of children’s trauma makes them safer 150 150 Jane Evans

We take for granted that anyone working with children must attend Safeguarding Training to understand the signs, indications and procedures to protect all children from abuse. Likewise First Aid Training is essential too but what about training to understand the impact of childhood trauma and what it does to a child? Should this be the…

A Voice for the voiceless victims of domestic violence and abuse – what Women and Children Post Domestic Violence need everyone to understand
A Voice for the voiceless victims of domestic violence and abuse – what Women and Children Post Domestic Violence need everyone to understand 150 150 Jane Evans

For over 2 decades I have worked, sometimes knowingly, and at other times, unknowingly with women and children living with, or beyond domestic violence. I have worked with a very few male victims so I don’t feel I can really be their voice as I don’t have the depth of experience but hopefully they will…