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About Richard

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He has appeared on TV, radio and in newspapers talking about international news stories and is an experienced and entertaining speaker.  He has appeared on the BBC, ITV and Sky, in addition to filming four pilots for different TV series.  In print, Richard has been quoted in the Guardian, the Daily Mail, the Sun, the Mirror, the Observer, 7 Days in Dubai, as well as many magazines and websites.


Richard lives in Southampton with his two young children.

Richard Daniel Curtis is an internationally renowned expert and mentor, founded in developmental psychology, passionate about helping millions understand mental health and psychology.

He provides professional mentoring for school leaders,  special needs coordinators, families and young people amongst others. As a former teacher he has impacted adults and children with some of the most extreme behaviours. Recently one of 3 experts to co-author the mental health curriculum for the Department of Education.

Author of The Social and Emotional Skills Assessment, a tool to assess the social and emotional development of children, the impact of Richard’s work reaches across the globe.  

Richard has written multiple books, including AWOL: the missing teenage brain and the impact on mental health, Gratitude at Home, Gratitude in Primary Schools, Gratitude in Secondary Schools and Higher Education, The Parent’s Guide to the Modern World, The Young Person’s Guide to the Modern World, 101 Tips for Parents, 101 More Tips for Parents and 101 Behaviour Tips for Parents; he has also co-authored Boosting Positive Mental Health in Teens with children’s life coach Naomi Richards and The Gifted Introvert with Mary-Jane Boholst.

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