Mental Health in Schools
A Guide to Pastoral & Curriculum Provision
- Mark Prever - Lead Professional, Every Child Matters, Yardleys School, Birmingham
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'A highly practical and impressive book... I like the short introductions and the concise summing up within each chapter... The book is suitable for teachers as well as counsellors and outside agencies involved in school referral work... deserves to be widely read and to have its ideas put into practice' - Therapy Today
'I feel the book should be compulsory reading for everyone who works with young people, but especially pastoral heads and senior teachers with responsibilities in this area' - Janine Phillips, Class Teacher
Mental Health is now a mandatory component of the PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) curriculum. This book is a practical guide for teachers, explaining the difference between counselling and counselling skills, as well as looking at how mental health issues affect children's behaviour, self-esteem, motivation and achievement and so on, and what the school can do about this.
Issues covered include:
- the difference between counselling, and counselling skills
- employing a counsellor in schools
- how to set up and run counselling provision in a school
- information on counselling, psychotherapy and talking therapies
- when to refer
- peer support
- mental health and emotional intelligence in the curriculum
- lesson ideas and plans for PHSE
‘I feel the book should be compulsory reading for everyone who works with young people, but especially pastoral heads and senior teachers with responsibilities in this area’ - Janine Phillips, Class Teacher
'A clearly written, well-structured and practical account of how to help and support children and young people with mental health problems, and those at risk of developing such problems... The book concludes with an excellent listing of organisations and resources' - SENCO Update
Impressive structure, useful ideas and lesson plans appropriate for PHSE teachers and wellbeing practitioners
This text is a good practice guide for schools, offering a range of practical ideas and experience.
This book has been great in highlighting mental health and helping me as a tutor understand more.
This is a fantastic book, it breaks down a vast amount of mental health illnesses and then offers really practical ways to them and help the learners in your classroom.
I have found this invaluable, espcially for BTEC health and social care, as it has broken down many conditions.
This is an invaluable textt for tutors and students alike teaching a Child and Adolescent Mental Health module on any course.
Good as an optional extra - since many of the contents are listed as being photocopyable, the tutor can use the book as course material
This book has been adopted as a key reference text for my module "Counselling Children and Young People". The book covers a variety of mental health issues and has excellent photocopiable resources. I highly recommend this book
This book is recommended for anyone studying a CAHMS module on any course. It is easy to follow and highly relevant