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: Tara can offer workshops or talks with your pupils on all aspects of their mental health, including anxiety, depression or social media. Alternatively, as part of a book club, psychology club or psychology class Tara can talk to your pupils about her book, You Don’t Understand Me. Her publishers will offer a discount on a group purchase, so each pupil can have a book in advance and Tara will come in person or online to discuss the psychology of young women, as well as bringing the psychology A' level syllabus alive by making theory practice links.
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 (https://www.tes.com/author/tara-porter) 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.
'A huge thank you for a wonderfully informative, interesting and engaging talk you delivered to our regional event. We had amazing feedback from our clinical team who found the content very useful and relevant to their practice'.
- Cecilia Corbetta, Regional Clinical Lead-London and West