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Emotional Health and Well-Being

Emotional Health and Well-Being
A Practical Guide for Schools

First Edition

240 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Secondary school is the place where young people are most constrained, observed and challenged to develop. This is not necessarily a stress free process, either for the young person, or for teachers and parents. This book describes behaviors, both disruptive and secretive, which indicates emotional distress. It looks at both the risk factors and the protective factors involved in emotional health, and addresses the impact of issues such as bullying, social exclusion, loss, and bereavement.

The authors show what schools can do to develop practices grounded in knowledge about the mental health issues which relate to young people. In an accessible way, they present a range of strategies which practitioners have shown to be effective. They focus especially on methods and policies, which have been scientifically evaluated, or which are considered best practice.

Issues and interventions are illustrated throughout with case studies drawn from the authors' own practice and experience. Each of the authors has a longstanding interest ways of creating supportive environments to prevent distress and to facilitate resilience in the young.

This book is essential reading for secondary school teachers, educational psychologists, education welfare officers, and all those with pastoral care responsibilities.

The Stigma of Mental Health Difficulties
Why Should Schools be Involved?
Schools in a Social Setting
Why Intervene at Whole School Level?
Where to Start in Matching an Intervention to your School
Creating a School Community
Disaffected Young People
Violent Behaviours
Bullying Behaviours
Sexual Health
Alcohol, Drugs and Substance Abuse
The Socially Isolated/Children in the Autistic/Aspergers Spectrum
Helping Children Deal with Loss
Eating Problems
Deliberate Self Harm
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Accessing Outside Help
Predicting the Difficulties
Review and Evaluation

This text supports learners understanding of the key terms emotional health & wellbeing. The text uses examples and definitions to support understanding professional terms.

Mrs leanne Hall
International & Continuing Education, Tyne Metropolitan College
May 2, 2019

This book contains some really valuable explanations to why some young people display certain behaviours and helps us to understand the links between emotional health and wellbeing and behaviours.

Miss Hannah Jones
Youth and Community Studies, University of South Wales (Newport)
January 30, 2015

I will use this as a supplement for students who are specifically interested in well-being.

Mrs Gail Parker
SWWCTE, University of Wales, Trinity St David
June 9, 2015

Well laid out and recommended essential read for those involved emotional health and well being in the school environment.

Mr Phillip Bowen
Northampton Business School, Northampton Univ.
June 30, 2014

Particularly useful for our current module, childhood health and well-being. Some useful information that helps clarify issues surrounding social and emotional issues for children.

Miss Lisa Holland
Education , Tameside College
May 17, 2014

The emphasis on a Whole School Approach was particularly useful. Chapters on specific difficulties clear and well written.

Ms Fiona Jennings
Dept of Education, St Angela's College
October 1, 2013

This is exactly what it says on the cover: "A Practical Guide for Schools". It has pertinent resources and it offers sound guidance for emotional health and well-being within the school environment.

Dr Bill Naylor
Development & Society, Sheffield Hallam University
September 9, 2013

Good book for supporting Pastoral care within FE, not suitable for course

Miss Kayleigh Robinson
Health & Social Care, Tresham Institute
August 27, 2013

case studies clear and help students link theory to practice clearer
encourages reflective practice
encompasses wide range of topics that are relevant to all child health practitioners and indeed those working within the education setting in relation to the health needs of children and young people from an emotional wellbeing perspective
guidance throughout the text is practical and realistic to everyday life and the areas where practitioners may require additional support in meeting those children and young people's needs

Eileen Wake
Nursing and Midwifery, Hull University
July 16, 2013

A helpful text for those working with older children and younger people.

Miss Alyson Lewis
Newport School of Education, University of Wales, Newport
March 26, 2013

Sample Materials & Chapters

PDF file of the Introduction

Helen Cowie

Christine Boardman

Judith Barnsley

Dawn Jennifer

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