1st Edition

Effective Learning and Mental Wellbeing Improving the Mental Health and Trauma-Resilience of Learners in a Trauma-Impacted World

By Sarah Philo, John Senior Copyright 2024
    310 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    310 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Research shows that by improving the wellbeing of learners, we also improve their learning. Effective Learning and Mental Wellbeing is a crucial resource, filled with ready-to-use and thought-provoking activities that support wellbeing within your school, college, organisation, community group or on your own. Woven throughout are ideas and activities that support learning and wellbeing for many different kinds of learner.

    Supported by well-researched content, this essential book will enrich and improve both the wellbeing and the learning of all who use it. Areas covered include but are not limited to:

    • How we learn and blocks to learning
    • Mental health and self-efficacy
    • Positive steps to mental wellbeing
    • Wellbeing in the connected learning community
    • The future of wellbeing and learning

    This book is an essential resource for teachers, therapists, health professionals, parents or carers and those in the community who work to improve learning through improving wellbeing.

    1. Everybody is a learner;  2. Mental health and self-efficacy;  3. Steps to Mental Wellbeing;  4. Wellbeing in the connected learning community;  5. Wellbeing and learning in a COVID-impacted world;  6. Wellbeing and learning on your own;  7. The future of wellbeing and learning – your impact on the world;  8. Learning to be well


    Sarah Philo is a cognitive behavioural therapist working with people experiencing difficulties including depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). She is especially interested in the role of compassion both in supporting positive wellbeing and in creating supportive and safe places to learn. She is undergoing training to also practice as an eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) therapist.

    John Senior is a visiting researcher at the Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology of the Hungarian Academy. His research concerns the impact of mental health issues affecting Human Intelligence (HI) and the potential psychodynamic mental health issues of Gifted Artificial Intelligent Machines (GAIM).

    'This is a much needed book for those who seek a well balanced, mentally healthy life while continuing to pursue success in college/university and life.'

    - Professor Michael F. Shaughnessy, Eastern New Mexico University, USA.