Share our Dr Alex George film with pupils

We are delighted that Dr Alex George’s best-selling book A Better Day has won the British Book Awards 2023 children’s non-fiction Book of the Year. And well-deserved it is too: A Better Day seeks to empower children and young people with a practical toolkit to help support their mental health with confidence and hope.

The Government Mental Health Advisor, A&E Doctor and former Love Island sensation, Dr Alex George is helping millions of children and young people look after their own mental health. And we were delighted when he offered to run an exclusive pupil event for Read for Good when his book launched in Autumn 2022. Dr Alex spoke with Read for Good school’s expert, Lucy Robinson, talking of his own lived experiences and his top tips for good mental health. 69 schools and over 10,400 pupils watched the online event, benefiting from Dr Alex’s top tips.

In addition, Dr Alex visited Deer Park School in Gloucestershire, inspiring pupils of the school, and upcoming Year 6 pupils from other local schools to think about their feelings and provide tips on how to manage them.

“It was a really interesting talk, and Dr Alex was really relatable! Him sharing his experiences made you feel reassured that you’re not completely alone when you’re feeling low.” 

Pupil, Year 8

We are delighted that schools, parents and pupils can now watch this film anytime:

Running time: 35 minutes

“I thought the [event] was excellent! Dr Alex spoke to the pupils, rather than at them. He addressed issues which are not only relevant to them, directly, but also to the people they care about. Much of what he said, the opinions he shared and the strategies he advocated, echoed and resonated with so much of what we cover in the PSHE curriculum. Whilst the visit was dedicated to Years 6-8 across the Corinium Education Trust, the points covered were just as pertinent to the staff in the room, and I’ll certainly be ‘asking twice’ whenever I’m checking in on anyone’s mental health and wellbeing in the future!

Mr Reed, Assistant Pastoral Team Leader

Share this video with parents and pupils – learn a little more about Dr Alex himself, and learn some great tips on how to look after your own mental health. And click here to go to publisher Hachette’s downloadable resources.

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