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Supporting Mental Health in Primary and Early Years

Supporting Mental Health in Primary and Early Years
A Practice-Based Approach

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November 2019 | 168 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Emphasising not just mental health needs, but also the importance of creating a culture of inclusion for all pupils so that all pupils develop high self-esteem, emotional intelligence, social confidence and resilience, this book provides:

  • an introduction to key theories that relate to mental health;
  • an overview of the current context in relation to mental health in schools;
  • guidance on the identification of pupils with mental health needs;
  • evidence-based research on interventions to support pupils with mental health needs;
  • an assessment tool which will support teachers in identifying needs and planning subsequent interventions;
  • case studies of practice from a primary school and early years setting.

 Based on action research which has been implemented in a primary school, this important text is valuable reading for students on teacher training courses, and practising primary school teachers.

Chapter 1: Mental Health Awareness in Schools
Chapter 2: Mental Health Awareness in Schools: Adults
Chapter 3: Mental Health Awareness in Schools: Children
Chapter 4: The Assessment Tool
Chapter 5: Self-Esteem
Chapter 6: Emotional Intelligence
Chapter 7: Resilience
Chapter 8: Family and Wellbeing
Chapter 9: Social Confidence
Chapter 10: Mood and Behaviour
Chapter 11: Approaches to Mental Health and Wellbeing
Chapter 12: Conclusion

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Jonathan Glazzard

Professor Jonathan Glazzard leads on research in The Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools. Prior to his appointment at Leeds Beckett University Jonathan led Initial Teacher Education programmes in the primary phase at the University of Huddersfield from 2005-15.  More About Author

Sarah Trussler

Sarah is a senior lecturer in education at York St John University. Her areas of specialism are Early Years and SEND including areas concerning mental health. More About Author

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