Many teachers feel overwhelmed and lack confidence when it comes to dealing with mental health and emotional well-being of children these issues in their classrooms. This text supports schools and teachers to develop strategies to enhance the importance of mental health and emotional well-being, to work on preventative strategies and to support children when they need more intervention. The new edition of this important text is now updated to include coverage on the impact of early life experiences on children's mental health as well as more on the influence of technology and social media. This second edition also comes with a new 'critical thinking' feature that encourages students to reflect on these issues. It outlines lots of effective strategies for working with children who are struggling to manage the school day and offers advice for engaging meaningfully with parents. The final chapter 'Who's looking after who?' reminds the reader that schools should seek to support their staff, as well as their pupils.
1. Children’s mental health and emotional wellbeing
2. Promoting whole school approach
3. Children and young people’s behaviour: what is being communicated and how should we respond?
5. Bullying and promoting resilience
6. Social media, cyberbullying and body image
7. The influence of family mental health
8. The need for inclusion
9. Who’s looking after whom?