We specialise in children’s behaviour, body image, mental health and wellbeing. We have over 25 years’ experience of working with children of all ages, schools and families.

Our aim is to help support children to grow and develop into confident, happy and resilient individuals.

As experts in Body Image and Behaviour, we specialise in providing Training, consultancy, advice and support for education professionals, parents and children.

“Knowledgable and engaging speakers with great sense of humour – These 2 days have been the most useful and enjoyable training I have ever taken part in!”
Teacher – Sky College Special School, Taunton


Nicky and Chris have 25 years’ experience of supporting children’s emotional well-being and development. In that time they have worked with hundreds of schools, families and children of all ages.

Originally teachers, they then spent many years working together for Bristol Local Authority, they provided therapeutic support for children and were specialist advisers to schools on children’s behaviour and mental health. They created their independent consultancy, ‘Not Just Behaviour’ in 2007.

Nicky and Chris work in schools, universities and companies, and train nationally on all aspects of behaviour management and children’s mental health. They also support parents, providing individual consultations and running parenting groups and seminars.

They have a particular interest in children’s body image, and co-authored the award-winning book, ‘Body Image in the Primary School’. (David Fulton 2011)

They work internationally to promote the importance of children’s self-esteem and body confidence and advise the government on children’s body image.

Passionate campaigners for body image education, they appear frequently in the media providing expert views and commentary in this important field.

In 2012, they received a parliamentary award in recognition of their work.

Nicky and Chris are both parents and live in the South West.

Chris Calland BA PGCE MA

Nicky Hutchinson Cert.Ed B.Ed M.Ed

“Both trainers were friendly, approachable and easy to talk to – great atmosphere in the room. The most useful and enjoyable training I’ve ever taken part in.” Primary school support teacher Bristol


As experts in Body Image and Behaviour, we specialise in providing services for Educational Professionals and Parents;

  • Training
  • Consultancy
  • Advice and support
  • Coaching

Our background as teachers, parents and advisers means that we have a thorough understanding of both the pleasures and challenges of school and home life. We provide support and training which is evidence based, realistic and practical.

“Thanks for a thorough run through of some very pertinent ideas for me. I can’t wait to try some of your suggestions.”
Parent – Goldman Sachs


We currently have three publications available from Amazon. They cover a wide range of subjects including body image and positive behaviour for young children.

Minnie & Max are OK
By Nicky Hutchinson and Chris Calland
Illustrated by Emmi Smid

Minnie & Max are OK! is such a refreshing read, which lovingly tackles the all-important issue of self-esteem in children. With exquisite illustrations to complement the clever story, no reader could fail to feel cheered by Minnie and her scruffy canine friend. I love this book!
Rebecca Seymour, Little Parachutes www.littleparachutes.com

Body Image in the Primary School

By Nicky Hutchinson and Chris Calland
Published By David Fulton Books 2011

Intervening Early Promoting Positive Behaviour in Young Children
By Nicky Hutchinson and Hilary Smith
Published By David Fulton Books 2005


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