The Calm and Compassionate Parenting Story

Kathryn brings over 15years of experience in Clinical Psychology. She qualified from Glasgow University Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2004. She has since worked in Paediatrics, Child and Adolescent Community teams and, alongside her NHS work, ran a private practice for 18 months. She is passionate about creating healthy mental health and open attitudes to mental health.

She was inspired to create this workshop after seeing a gap in mental health services for children in Scotland in supporting parents to support their child’s emotional well being. She also became a parent! 

After running the first group in Helensburgh in 2017, it was run by two other Children’s Community Mental Health teams in NHS highland. It rapidly became clear that this was a fundamental workshop for parents, and should be received as early as possible, to give children the best possible chance at having healthy mental health. 

Now living in Brisbane, Australia, with her family, Kathryn’s passion for this work led her to running a trial workshop, to see how it was received by Australian mums. It was resoundingly positive and extraordinarily timed just before COVID 10 lockdown. 

This is an exciting time for Calm and Compassionate Parenting as Kathryn starts to role out the workshop in Brisbane and beyond…