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Welcome to Blooming-GCSEs

Hi, I'm Dr Rebecca Mount, Clinical Psychologist and host of Blooming GCSEs. Here you will find articles, resources and links to online experiences all aimed at supporting parents and their teens to manage the stressful school years of 9, 10 and 11 and all that comes along with these.

All resources are informed by the latest psychological research and knowledge. Please have a look around get in touch with any questions or comments.

I am passionate about helping you and your teen to maintain well-being during what can be a tricky and stressful time; to learn positive coping skills for this time and beyond. 
Dr Rebecca Mount
Clinical Psychologist

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” One day you'll look back and realise how hard it was, and just how well you did"

 ― The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,

                                                     Charlie Mackesy

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Hi, I’m Dr Rebecca Mount

A Clinical Psychologist. Passionate about giving young people and their parents the knowledge and skills to maintain good mental health in the final high school years and beyond.  

I remember my GCSE years being stressful for both me and my parents. It can be a tricky time to handle; to find the balance and focus across school demands including exam preparation, time with friends, family, leisure and hobbies. It can start to feel overwhelming and sadly anxiety and depression can result. I have spend over 20 years working in mental health services for young people; helping them to understand and overcome anxiety and other struggles. I feel it is really important to offer help before it gets to this point as anxiety and depression symptoms get in the way of young people being able to achieve and reach their potential during this time. Challenges can also lead to tension within families as parents shrive to encourage and support but struggle to impact positively against the pull of independence.   

My aim is to help parents and young people to understand and build on their strengths in order to meet the challenges of this time with self-confidence and resilience. I share relevant resources and articles and offer an online courses; all informed by the latest psychological research, knowledge and interventions. My hope is that acquiring these skills at this time will put young people in a strong position to face life's challenges. I wish someone had told me the stuff I know now when I was a teenager. 

Making me smile this month...

- the beautiful colours in nature
- having something to look forward to
- planning an escape to foreign shores  

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