Joanne Docherty has been working with and for families since 2006. She graduated with an honours degree in education specialising in the social and emotional development of children and after working in schools at the leadership level. She also completed a master’s degree in child psychology and law.
Joanne founded Starra Education in 2018 and delivers accredited mental health training with a huge focus on whole family mental health. She also teaches at the University of Glasgow. She sits on the Scottish Parliament’s Cross-Party Group on Mental Health and is the figurehead for Psychologists for Social Change – Scotland.
Joanne is heavily involved in third sector community work and is the chair for Nurture Scotland, an organisation that supports kinship carers; she was raised in kinship care herself. She also sits on the executive management team of Govan Youth Information Project, a non-profit organisation that delivers empowering youth work to children and young people.
You can find her on Twitter and Instagram @StarraEducation.
Psychreg is mainly for information purposes only; materials on this website are not intended to be a substitute for professional advice. Don’t disregard professional advice or delay in seeking treatment because of what you have read on this website. Read our full disclaimer.