Free Safeguarding Webinar on Children’s Mental Health

27th July 2020

Many people will recognise Martin Roberts from his 17 years hosting BBC’s ‘Homes Under the Hammer’. Martin Roberts is also an established children’s book author and has recently released his latest book in ‘The Villes’ series: Sadsville. Martin wrote Sadsville, a book that helps children talk about emotions and mental health, in support of the critical work carried out by the NSPCC and Childline.

Free Safeguarding Webinar – 30th September

We are thrilled to share that Martin will be joining us at 3:45pm (BST) on 30th September for a free safeguarding webinar discussing children’s mental wellbeing and the role schools have in supporting their students’ mental health. In this session, Martin will share how his book can be used to initiate conversations with children – particularly those aged eight to nine years old – about their own emotions. He will also be sharing a free home study pack and teachers’ resources which will support school staff in their safeguarding and pastoral responsibilities.

This comes at a particularly pertinent time, where in the wake of lockdown and social distancing measures, children’s mental health has suffered significantly.

Register here for ‘Effective Resources for Supporting Children’s Mental Health’ 30th September at 3:45pm (BST).

About Sadsville – Martin’s Latest Book

The book contains an emotional wellbeing self-help guide and details of how to contact Childline. It forms part of a campaign by Martin’s charity ‘The Martin Roberts Foundation’ which aims to support children’s mental wellbeing. Martin wants to ensure that all eight and nine-year olds in the UK will have access to his book, so far 30,000 free books have already been distributed!

With the help of another famous TV personality (none other than Basil Brush himself!) a reading of Sadsville is also available on YouTube.

“I have my own kids aged 10 and 13 so I understand the pressures facing children and young people. Sadsville encourages children to question their own emotions and 'think outside the box' as to why they may be struggling with unhappiness. It helps them find ways to feel happier and to reach out for support if they need it.” – Martin Roberts

Get A Signed Copy of Sadsville for FREE!

In the run up to Martin’s safeguarding webinar, he has generously donated 10 signed copies of Sadsville to give away to 10 lucky schools!

All you need to do is enter the prize draw here for your chance to win.


Written by Sam Franklin