Things I Got Wrong So You Don't Have To
48 Lessons to Banish Burnout and Avoid Anxiety for Those Who Put Others First
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. Unflinching and utterly authentic, Pooky shares the things she got wrong so that you don't have to.
Published: April 20, 2022
214 x 138mm
Cara Lisette, Mental health campaigner and writer
This book is a gift for anybody struggling with their mental health or self-esteem. It's full of lessons in learning and growing, and most importantly in forgiving ourselves for living imperfect lives. Pooky shares so much wisdom, and the exercises at the end of each chapter help to personalise the learning we can take from Pooky's wealth of experience, both personal and professional. A truly wonderful resource for anyone hoping to overcome their imposter syndrome and be kinder to themselves.
Pete Wharmby, Autistic author and advocate
Such a valuable and practical guide to taking care of your most precious asset - your mental health. Filled with immediately relevant advice, based on a disarming and always honest reflection on life, this book will help huge numbers of people.
Ann Marie Christian, International Safeguarding Consultant and Trainer
Fantastic, honest account of true life. Humorous at times, hard hitting but good for the soul. Pooky is a well-respected professional within the mental health field and this book highlights her personal dilemmas connecting to her professional role. We can all relate to the lessons learnt, feelings shared and only become a better person after reading this book. Honest accounts of her personal and professional thoughts and experiences. Priceless! Helpful tools given to support self-reflection.
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