School packages

Tara has worked for many years on mental health in schools.  She can offer packages with pupils, parents and school staff on mental health and psychology. 

  • With pupils: As part of a book club, psychology club or psychology class Tara will come to talk to your pupils about You Don’t Understand Me.  Each pupil will be provided with a book in advance and Tara will come in person or online to discuss the psychology of young women, and help make links between psychological theory, research and their own lives.  (cost approx. £600 for 1 hour talk and 30 books. Tara will travel within 1 hour of North London)

  • With parents: Tara most regularly speaks to parents about “Understanding Girls”, but other talks include “Anxiety and Perfectionism”; “Eating Disorders” and “Screens and Social Media”.

  • With teachers, pastoral leads, school nurses and the SLT: Tara offers a 3 hour training programme for school professionals on “Eating Disorders”, and also offers talks on “Understanding Girls”.  


With her wide experience in mental health in schools and her thorough understanding of the school context and the pressure schools are under, please do get in touch if you wish to commission a bespoke training programme for your school. 

Tara writes about mental health for the Times Educational Supplement ( and is one of their judges on their prestigious Schools of the Year award. 

Pre-covid she was working for the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families (AFNCCF) on their Schools in Mind project, where she was writing and delivering training at a regional and national level.  She has also contributed to school training through her NHS work. She has been a school governor. 

In this podcast with TES Tara thinks about the best ways for schools to support young people with eating disorders


We are all concerned about the increase of mental health problems in young people.  In this article in the Times Educational Supplement, Dr Tara Porter considers how schools can help. 

Advice for schools and parents about managing eating disorders