A conversation with Kim Golding (plus children trained in Thrive)

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In this episode, we feature Kim Golding, who is a clinical psychologist, author and Dyadic Developmental Practice consultant and trainer. Kim is one of two keynote speakers who will be delivering webinars in the next couple of months for Thrive’s Forging New Connections series. We also hear about the playground buddy scheme at Perry Wood Primary and Nursery School, in Worcester, which features children trained to support their peers using the Vital Relational Functions.

Listen in to learn:

  • Kim's concerns at longer waiting lists for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) support
  • The importance of recognising each child as an individual with differing emotional needs.
  • Why children need to feel safe in order to learn and how this impacts on the nervous system according to the Polyvagal Theory
  • Why peer-to-peer wellbeing scheme are effective
  • Best practice for setting up a playground buddy scheme 

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