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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

Great, pertinent links that help trainees place theory into contexts in their own placement.

Mr Chris Ives
School of Teacher Development, Bishop Grosseteste University
December 5, 2019

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