We were excited to welcome Professor Tanya Byron to Putney on Thursday 24 March. Professor Byron gave an online talk to parents and staff looking at the science behind teenage mental health and development, before talking to students in the Performing Arts Centre with lots of practical tips and how “it’s ok not to be ok”. Professor Byron also joined Laura Mae Brown to contribute to the next episode of our new Thanks for Asking wellbeing podcast. Tanya Byron is a Professor in the Public Understanding of Science and Consultant clinical psychologist with a career spanning over 30 years working in many areas of mental health.
Her publications include of The Skeleton Cupboard (Pan Macmillan, 2015), Your Child Your Way (Penguin, 2007) and Your Toddler Month by Month (Dorling Kindersley, 2008). She also broadcasts for TV and radio and presents a mental health podcast with Claudia Winkleman (How did we get here?) and has had a weekly column in The Times since 2005.
As an independent national and international government adviser on children, young people and the digital media she published The Byron Review: Safer Children in a Digital World (2008) and Do We have Safer Children in a Digital World (2010). She is a trustee of the NSPCC and patron of Relate.