Things I Got Wrong So You Don’t Have To

Things I Got Wrong So You Don’t Have To

48 Lessons to Banish Burnout and Avoid Anxiety for Those Who Put Others First

Pooky Knightsmith


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An internationally respected campaigner, Pooky Knightsmith has worked tirelessly to promote good child and adolescent mental health. Her knowledge, ideas and advice come not just from years of research and study, but from hard earned experience with PTSD, anorexia, self-harm and depression.
Part mental health guide, part memoir, this book contains 48 life lessons learned from everyday victories to life-changing events. Pooky shares tips on how to avoid burnout, how small acts of self-care can make a big difference, steps you can take to live with anxiety, and how to nurture key friendships and relationships, amongst many other things. Each lesson ends with space for the reader to reflect, and includes exercises to help take the first steps to incorporating these lessons into their own lives.

Unflinching and utterly authentic, Pooky shares the things she got wrong so that you don't have to.

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Pooky Knightsmith:
Pooky Knightsmith has a PhD in child mental health from the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London. She is the author of several books, and is a former chair of the Children and Young People's Mental Health Coalition and a managing director at Creative Education. Pooky is autistic; a late diagnosis has helped her to thrive following many years of anorexia, depression and anxiety. She has a YouTube channel which is a source of Continuing Professional Development for many educators in the UK and beyond.