“Covid-19: The Human Suffering And Anxiety Brings Children Possibilities For Emotional Growth”

How we can help children grow and learn from the Covid-19 pandemic. Neil Altman Thought Piece. Neil urges us to be brave about what we talk about with children; helping them avoid the blindspots adults have over issues such as racism and inequality.

Why Take Therapy Out Of The Clinic And Into The Heart Of Our Marginalised Communities?

After struggling to find a way to support marginalised, stigmatised and excluded children, young people and families from within the mental health system, Jay Perkins has taken his therapeutic work outside of clinics

Neglecting Neglect: Why we do it & How We Can Break the Cycle

Graham Music describes how we have to be increasingly aware of people who are stuck in shut-down dampened states and who do not ask for help as they have not ever learnt it is possible to have it due to early neglect. Here he describes the different types of neglect, the neurobiological findings and which clinical techniques might be helpful.

Dilys Daws

Working 50 years for babies and families: Child Psychotherapist Dilys Daws legacy interview

Interview with Dilys Daws, child psychotherapy pioneer, on her five decades working with babies, standing by a weighing scale in the same GP practice and collaborating with different child professionals and government ministers to raise the profile of infant mental health.

Carolyn Hart

Making the most of online therapy, in spite of the glitches!

What are the challenges of working online with children? How does it impact on the therapeutic relationship? And are there even some advantages? Carolyn Hart offers some innovative therapeutic approaches with children, such as taking them in nature first before switching to online therapy.

Neil Altman

How to reconcile adult hypocrisy and bullying whilst preaching kindness to children? Neil Altman argues we adults fail to help children come to terms with what they observe, because we don’t know how to integrate our own potential for violence and aggression with our kind and loving feelings.

Juliet Hopkins

Juliet Hopkins

Juliet has had a significant impact on child psychotherapy. As the niece of John Bowlby, she robustly defends his place in the field of psychoanalysis, shares her concept of ‘Too Good Mothering’ and how she has integrated attachment theory and research on intergenerational trauma.

Launch event of MINDinMIND

On Oct 1st 2020 to officially launch MINDinMIND, Jane O’Rourke gathered a group of clinicians, who between them have had an enormous influence on child psychotherapy and the children and families they have dedicated their lives to helping.

Monica Lanyado

For 50 years child and adolescent psychotherapist, Monica Lanyado, has been focussed on how to best treat traumatised children. She shares what she has learned with Jane O'Rourke

Gianna Polacco Williams

Our debut interview is with one of the most respected and incisive clinicians in child mental health today, Gianna Polacco Williams. She is a Consultant Child Psychotherapist and Psychoanalyst.


Jane O’Rourke shares the aims and vision of the new MindInMind site.