In the media
BBC East Midlands Today – 8th May 2017
Adam Shaw discussing the need for compulsory mental health education and why the government must act on the public demand for this. Watch now.
BBC News – 17th April 2017
Adam Shaw (CEO of The Shaw Mind Foundation) on BBC News, discussing why mental health education needs to be compulsory in all UK schools. Watch the interview now.
Sky News – 17th April 2017
Co-founder of The Shaw Mind Foundation (Dr Lauren Callaghan) and our author Hope Virgo on Sky News, discussing why mental health education needs to be compulsory in all UK schools. Watch the video now.
The Sun – 11th June 2017
THE TRUTH ABOUT DIETS Three women open up about their weight loss struggles as we reveal 80% of readers have tried a diet – but more than half don’t think they work. Read more.
Newark Advertiser – 10th May 2017
Newark-based charity campaigning for mental health education to be compulsory in schools. Read more.
Sec Ed – 10th May 2017
A petition calling on the government to make mental health education compulsory in schools has hit 100,000 signatures and campaigners are now calling for a Parliamentary debate to be held on the issue. Read more.
The Lad Bible – 5th May 2017
Petition To Make Mental Health Education Compulsory In Schools Hits 100k Signatures.
A charity has successfully secured 100,000 signatures calling for mental health education to be made compulsory in UK schools.
The shocking truth is that 850,000 kids between the ages of five and 16 have mental health problems. Read more.
i News – 9th May 2017
Mental health education ‘should be compulsory in schools’. Read more.
The Times – 17th April 2017
Dozens of child psychologists and psychiatrists (including The Shaw Mind Foundation’s co-founder Dr Lauren Callaghan), have urged schools to educate children about their mental health in the hope of reducing the number of youngsters suffering with problems. In a letter to The Times, the specialists said that schooling focused on physical and academic education but neglected mental wellbeing. Read more.
Sky News – 4th April 2017
Adam Shaw (The Shaw Mind Foundation) and teenage OCD sufferer Sebastian Clucas on Sky News, discussing why mental health education needs to be compulsory in all UK schools. View video here.
The Huffington Post – 9th May 2017
13 Things The Next Government Needs To Do To Improve Children’s Mental Health
‘We owe it to kids – who don’t have a vote – to make their wellbeing a priority. Read more.
The Huffington Post – 3rd May 2017
I Worry That The General Election Could Mean Thousands Of Voices Will Be Ignored By Government.
When the snap General Election was announced in April it was greeted by many with mixed emotions for all types of reasons. For me, it made me worry that the voice of thousands of mental health campaigners might be ignored by the government. Read more.
The Huffington Post – 2nd May 2017
Schools Are Struggling To Provide Mental Health Support For Children Due To Funding Cuts, Say MPs. Parents are concerned schools’ pursuit of exam results is affecting children’s mental health. Read more.
The Metro – 25th April 2017
Headucation UK has launched a petition to make mental health education compulsory in all UK schools. Read more.
HeaducationUK – 1st May 2017
Nearly there! Only a few thousand more signatures needed for government to consider compulsory mental health education in schools. Read more.
Notts TV – 28th April 2017
A Nottinghamshire-based foundation has started a petition to make mental health education a compulsory part of the curriculum in schools.
Adam Shaw set up The Shaw Mind Foundation in Newark after battling with debilitating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) all his life. Read more.
BBC Radio Sheffield – 28th April 2017
CEO of The Shaw Mind Foundation (Adam Shaw) speaking on BBC Radio Sheffield about why mental health education needs to be compulsory in all UK schools and the urgency of our government petition since the announcement of the UK snap general election (interview begins at 51.30)…listen here.
The Education Executive – 27th April 2017
There has been much in the media about mental health and well being in schools for staff as well as students. But with the focus on budgets mental health can be pushed to the back of the mind. Two organisations – The Shaw Mind Foundation and HealthUnlocked – have now come together to promote HeaducationUK and they need your help. Read more.
HealthUnlocked – 25th April 2017
Today, the mental health charity The Shaw Mind Foundation (SMF) and HealthUnlocked, a social network for health, join forces to promote HeaducationUK, a campaign calling on the government to make mental health education compulsory in UK schools. Read more.
Times Education Supplement – 23rd April 2017
Dr Bernard Trafford (Head teacher of the Royal Grammar School, Newcastle upon Tyne, and a former chair of the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference) discusses why he’s convinced that mental health must be on the curriculum and teachers need to realise their essential role in teaching it. Read more.
BBC Radio 4 (The Today Programme) – 17th April 2017
Co-founder of The Shaw Mind Foundation (Dr Lauren Callaghan) speaking on BBC Radio 4 about why mental health education needs to be compulsory in all UK schools (interview begins at 51.56)…listen here.
Times Education Supplement – 4th April 2017
The majority of parents want to see children given mental health education in schools, a new survey finds. Children should be taught more about mental health issues in schools, according to a poll of UK parents. Almost half – 45 per cent – of parents surveyed said that schools were failing to look after the mental health of children. The majority believe that children should learn more about mental health in the classroom. Read more.
The Daily Mail – 4th April 2017
Parents call for better mental health education in schools. Read more.
Huffington Post – 4th April 2017
Mental health education is not compulsory in schools, HeaducationUK hopes to change that. Read more.
i News – 4th April 2017
Parents believe schools should teach lessons in mental health. Read more.
AOL – 4th April 2017
Youngsters should be taught more about mental health issues in schools, according to a poll of British parents, commissioned by The Shaw Mind Foundation. Read more.
Motherhood: The Real Deal – March 2017
Dealing with anxiety, worry, OCD and panic attacks in children…read more.
Talk Radio Europe – 10 March 2017
Our ‘Pulling The Trigger’ author Hope Virgo, speaks about her long battle with anorexia with Talk Radio Europe…listen here
Bristol Post – 1 March 2017
Our ‘Pulling The Trigger’ author Hope Virgo, talks about her long battle with anorexia and now she has overcome the eating disorder – and has now written a moving new book ‘Stand Tall Little Girl’. Read more.
Young Minds – 20 February 2017
Our ‘Pulling The Trigger’ author Hope Virgo, shares with Young Minds her long battle with anorexia and how she has overcome the eating disorder… Read more.
Student Minds – 20 February 2017
Our ‘Pulling The Trigger’ author Hope Virgo, shares with Student Minds her long battle with anorexia and how she has overcome the eating disorder… Read more.
ITV – This Morning – 15th February 2017
Adam Shaw speaks to Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford, live on ITV’s This Morning Show. Watch it here…
Chrissy B Show – 13th February 2017
Our ‘Pulling The Trigger’ author Hope Virgo, talks about her long battle with anorexia. She has now overcome the eating disorder – and written an inspirational book ‘Stand Tall Little Girl‘….watch it here
Daily Express – 9th January 2017
Adam Shaw comments on the lack of NHS care for people in a mental health crisis, following on from PM Theresa May’s speech today…read more
Big Issue North – 9th January 2017.
Adam Shaw talks about how he saw what it would be like to live without OCD and how this inspired him to help others…read more
Chrissy B Show – 11 November 2016
Adam Shaw talks to Chrissy B (interview starts at 14:09)….watch it here
Booktrib – 2 November 2016
Booktrib shares an excerpt from Pulling the Trigger: The Definitive Survival and Recovery Approach to OCD, Anxiety, Panic Attacks and Related Depression….read more
Ace the Journey – 1 November 2016
Ace the Journey review Pulling the Trigger…read more
Inspirer Life – 18 October 2016
Lauren Callaghan speaks to Ashley McFaul at Inspirer Life…read more
Watching the Hawks RT – 4 October 2016
Adam Shaw, author of “Pulling the Trigger,” joins the Watching the Hawks team in studio to discuss his new approach to treating anxiety, depression, and OCD….watch it here
Female First – 21 October 2016
OCD and Anxiety: What I Wish I’d Known by Adam Shaw…read more
KSWD 100.3, The Sound – 9 October 2016
Adam Shaw talks with Tina Mastramico at 100.3 in Los Angeles…listen here
OCD UK – 10 October 2016
Ashley Fulwood, Chairman, OCD-UK.org reviews Pullingthetrigger® – OCD, Anxiety, Panic Attacks and Related Depression. The Definitive Survival and Recovery Approach…read more
Daily Express – 25 August 2016
Mental health battle: ‘OCD and anxiety made me think I was going to kill my mum’…read more
The Huffington Post – 19 August 2016
Why Employers Need To Talk About Mental Illness In The Workplace…read more
Daily Candid – 14 September 2016
HOW TO SURVIVE ANXIETY IN AN ANXIETY-INDUCING SOCIETY…read more
Sunday Post – 10 September 2016
Adam Shaw, author of new book on mental health says he had to embrace anxiety to survive…read more
BBC Radio – Oxfordshire – 27 September 2016
Adam Shaw talks to Kat Orman on BBC Radio Oxfordshire about his battle with OCD (interview begins 1:40)…listen here
BBC Radio – Leeds – 12 September 2016
Adam Shaw talks to Andrew Edwards on BBC Radio Leeds about his battle with OCD…listen here
BBC Radio – Northampton – 6 September 2016
Adam Shaw talks to Bernie Keith on BBC Radio Northampton about his battle with OCD…listen here
BBC Radio – Sheffield – 31 August 2016
Adam Shaw talks to Rony Robinson on BBC Radio Sheffield about his battle with OCD (interview starts 10 mins in)…listen here
BBC Radio – Lincolnshire – 30 August 2016
Adam Shaw talks to Rod Whiting on BBC Radio Lincolnshire about his battle with OCD…listen here
The Bookseller – 9 August 2016
New mental health publisher Trigger Press launches…read more
Talk Radio Europe – 1 September 2016
Adam Shaw talks to Selina MacKenzie…listen here
GFT Press – 8 September 2016
Ruth Hunt interviews Adam Shaw and discusses the launch of his new book…read more
Population Health News – August 2016
What Role Should Behavioral Health Play in Population Health Management?…read more (article on page 9)
Life FM – August 2016
Damian Dynan interviews Adam Shaw…listen here (22:00-23:00 and 23:00-24:00 podcasts)