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Mental Health in Schools
A Guide to Pastoral & Curriculum Provision

  • Mark Prever - Lead Professional, Every Child Matters, Yardleys School, Birmingham


October 2006 | 168 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Published in Association with British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

'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

'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

 
Introduction
 
Mental Health and Young People
 
Risk and Resilience
 
What are the Causes of Mental Illness in Young People?
 
Specific Mental Health Problems in Children and Young People: How Schools Can Help?
 
A Whole-School and Multiagency Approach
 
The Mental Health Curriculum
 
The Listening School
 
Useful Organisationa and Resources

‘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

Miss Georgia Pavlopoulou
Institute of Education, University College London
August 2, 2018

This text is a good practice guide for schools, offering a range of practical ideas and experience.

Mrs Issy Hallam
Psychology, South Devon College
May 6, 2017

This book has been great in highlighting mental health and helping me as a tutor understand more.

Mr Oliver Johnstone
Public Services Department, Calderdale College
May 18, 2016

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.

Miss Katey Ribchester
Health and Social Care, Ethos College
March 30, 2014

This is an invaluable textt for tutors and students alike teaching a Child and Adolescent Mental Health module on any course.

Mrs Andrea Morgans
General Education, Cardiff and Vale College
February 18, 2013

Good as an optional extra - since many of the contents are listed as being photocopyable, the tutor can use the book as course material

Mrs Rebecca Southall
Counselling Training, GB Prohealth Ltd
February 13, 2013

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

Dr Bill Naylor
Development & Society, Sheffield Hallam University
September 10, 2012

This book is recommended for anyone studying a CAHMS module on any course. It is easy to follow and highly relevant

Mrs Andrea Morgans
General Education, Cardiff and Vale College
October 21, 2011

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