MEET THE TEAM

Karen Noble

Content Writer

Karen’s combination of experience as a classroom teacher, a pastoral lead, and a department head (Karen headed up a science department in Dubai) along with her writing talents, give her the perfect skill set for working with Worth-it.

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FULL INTRODUCTION

Karen grew up in a village outside Scarborough, on the beautiful North Yorkshire coast – she moved away for 20 years but bounced back to bring up her young children.

Karen was a research scientist before training to be a secondary science teacher. She soon became a pastoral head, supporting a large year group in an inner-city school. After teaching in Dubai for a couple of years Karen moved back to the UK. Her passion for writing led her to a career as a content and copywriter.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Professional Writer and Copywriter
  • Qualified Teacher
  • Ex Pastoral Leader
  • Trained in basic counselling skills

PASSIONS AND INTERESTS

Karen is passionate about preventing more serious mental health issues by protecting children’s mental health, improving wellbeing and empowering organisations to support the mental health of all staff and students.

Karen loves to spend time with family and friends, walks in the countryside, horse riding and body boarding with her kids. Karen loves to read, as well as write, and is working on her first novel.

Professional MEMBERSHIPS

  • Society of Authors

PUBLICATIONS

Recent contributions from Karen

February 5, 2024

What is the role of pupil voice in developing whole school or college approach to mental health and wellbeing?

How can you get students or pupils involved in school wellbeing?

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February 5, 2024

How do you ensure that a diverse range of student voices are heard in your school or college?

Diversity in student or pupil voice is about ensuring a range of voices are heard which reflect the wider school community, find out more...

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December 15, 2023

Supporting Stressed Teachers: The Benefit of Developing Teacher Wellbeing

Schools and other educational settings have a duty to reduce stress and support staff wellbeing but what matters the most?

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November 22, 2023

Why we base our school mental health programmes on the SEARCH framework for wellbeing

Worth-it is a leading provider of Positive Education in the UK. Here's why we base our approach on the SEARCH pathways for wellbeing.

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November 17, 2023

Supporting Young People to Belong at School

Everyone needs to belong somewhere. The feeling of belonging is a basic human need

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October 20, 2023

How can we understand and address workplace bullying to improve wellbeing of staff and students?

Dr Iain Coyne talks to worth-it about workplace bullying, it’s impact on school wellbeing and how to reduce the risk of workplace bullying.

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October 20, 2023

Supporting the wellbeing of both teachers and students

Teacher and student wellbeing are two sides of the same coin. How can we help improve both teacher and student wellbeing?

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October 20, 2023

Ways to support teacher and school staff wellbeing

Senior practitioner in positive psychology, Kim Carr, discusses the barriers you may come across when developing staff wellbeing.

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October 13, 2023

Tips for proposing a peer wellbeing programme to SLT

Peer wellbeing programmes support whole school mental health. In this article we explores how to propose a peer wellbeing programme to SLT.

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October 9, 2023

Practical activities that promote mental health in schools

Tips on how to promote mental health in schools, important dates in the mental health calendar, and a FREE mental health poster to download

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June 26, 2023

Creating a culture for school positive mental health and wellbeing

This interview with expert Clive Leach explores how to create a culture for positive mental health and wellbeing based on Positive Education

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May 25, 2023

What are the benefits of having wellbeing ambassadors in your primary school?

Find out how the Wellbeing Ambassadors programme can positively impact the wellbeing in your primary school.

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May 24, 2023

Which Senior Mental Health Lead Course Should I Choose?

It’s not easy to know which SMHL training course to choose. This article shares tips on choosing the best course for you and your school.

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May 18, 2023

What is the background, evidence and impact of the Wellbeing Ambassadors Programme?

Our Wellbeing Ambassadors Programme trains young people as Wellbeing Ambassadors to develop their coaching skills and support their peers.

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March 20, 2023

Practical resources for Senior Mental Health Leads.

Find out the theory and evidence-base behind Worth-it’s Wellbeing Club and how it’s been developed to support senior mental health leads.

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January 20, 2023

How can you partner with your school nurse to promote positive mental health of pupils and students?

How can working with your school nurse better support pupils and student wellbeing?

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January 20, 2023

Developing wellbeing in primary schools - 7 Headteacher Tips

Read Anne-Marie Knowles tips for developing mental health and wellbeing curriculum in her primary school

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December 2, 2022

How can peer support help in the early prevention of mental health problems in young people?

Peer support helps young people know where support can be found when they need it helping develop mental health and wellbeing.

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December 2, 2022

Early Intervention for Mental Health: Programmes for Schools

How our early intervention programmes can help school mental health leads, develop mental health and wellbeing for students?

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November 26, 2022

How can you help prevent loneliness for teenagers?

The theme for Mental Health Week 2022 is 'loneliness'. How can you help prevent loneliness in teenagers?

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November 22, 2022

How can a culture of wellbeing support autistic pupils?

How can schools and colleges develop their ethos and culture of wellbeing to be more inclusive for pupils and students with autism.

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November 22, 2022

How values based education helps school wellbeing

An article discussing the importance of values, and how to develop shared values for a culture of wellbeing in your school or college.

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November 14, 2022

Supporting the mental health of children and young people, Now and Beyond

Worth-it are at the Now and Beyond on Inside Out Day 2022. FREE resources to support mental health and wellbeing in educational settings.

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November 7, 2022

Three proven ways to improve the wellbeing of young people

Worth-it discusses three effective ways of improving wellbeing and increasing resilience in young people

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November 2, 2022

How can you support young carers to protect their mental health?

Advice and ideas for Senior Mental Health Leads to support and protect the mental health of young carers.

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September 10, 2022

Are schools required to have a mental health lead?

You may be asking yourself, does my school have to have a mental health lead? The question really is, why wouldn’t you have one?

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September 10, 2022

Training Youth Workers to Coach Young People

Find out more about the impact of Worth-it’s coach training from people who’ve had it and use it every day in their work with young people.

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September 10, 2022

Why Coach Young People?

Coaching supports young people to develop wellbeing and resilience, and protect their mental health, helping them cope better in life.

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September 10, 2022

How to lead a wellbeing ambassadors programme in your school

Worth-it is proud to share with you our advice on how to lead our Wellbeing Ambassadors Programme in your school.

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August 22, 2022

Big News: Worth-it are coming to St Helens!

Worth-it commissioned by Core Commissioning Group to deliver wellbeing toolkit to all schools and colleges in St Helens.

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July 29, 2022

What are the benefits of a wellbeing dog?

School pastoral dogs are a helpful intervention for school wellbeing. Read this secondary school example of effective practice.

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