Health

Newcastle children talk mental health thanks to puppets

Children are being encouraged to talk about their mental health through puppets. The show Curious Beasts, developed by charity Action For Children, visits schools to identify early signs of psychological and emotional issues in a bid to prevent them from developing in the future. During this performance at Newburn Manor Primary School in Newcastle, youngsters […]

Education

London council’s special needs inquiry caused by ‘systemic failures’

Image copyright monkeybusinessimages At least 5,000 children seeking special educational needs support (Send) are to have their cases reviewed after a London council landed a stinging rebuke from the local government ombudsman. Concerns about “systemic failures” in Richmond’s Send department prompted the watchdog to take the highly unusual step of ordering the full-scale audit. The […]

Health

A snapshot of what it’s like to be autistic or dyspraxic

As part of a wider revamp of office culture at Universal Music UK, the label has commissioned research into neurodiversity. Neurodivergence – also known as neurodiversity – refers to the community of people who have dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD, are on the autism spectrum or have other neurological functions. Nat Miller from recruitment agency Exceptional Individuals, […]

Entertainment

Does your company nurture neurodiverse talent?

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNat Miller told Chi Chi Izundu what challenges some neurodivergent people may encounter How do you make your workplace more welcoming to neurodiverse employees, and ensure their talent is nurtured? David Joseph takes off his shoes, crosses his legs and tucks himself into an armchair. For the […]

Entertainment

Does your company nurture neurodiverse talent?

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNat Miller told Chi Chi Izundu what challenges some neurodivergent people may encounter How do you make your workplace more welcoming to neurodiverse employees, and ensure their talent is nurtured? David Joseph takes off his shoes, crosses his legs and tucks himself into an armchair. For the […]