Dr Pooky Knightsmith
director: Children Young People & Schools Programme, Charlie Waller Memorial Trust

Pooky directs the children, young people and schools programme at the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust, a charity that provides fully-funded mental health training to schools. She is a passionate ambassador for mental health who loves to research, write, speak, teach and share all manner of ideas about mental health, wellbeing and PSHE.  Her enthusiasm is backed up both by a PhD in child and adolescent mental health from the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London, and her own lived experience of anorexia, self-harm, anxiety and depression. Pooky’s latest publications are Using Poetry to Promote Talking and Healing, and The Healthy Coping Colouring Book and Journal.

Follow Pooky on Twitter: @PookyH


Sunday 23 October, 16.00 Frobisher Auditorium 2
Are schools producing Generation Snowflake?