Mental Health and Academic Learning in Schools
Approaches for Facilitating the Wellbeing of Children and Young People.
Mental Health and Academic Learning in Schools: Approaches for Facilitating the Wellbeing of Children and Young People investigates the many areas impacting on young people’s learning and mental health in a unified manner. Offering a new model for teaching, learning and connecting with young people, it provides compelling evidence about the intertwined nature of students’ academic performance, mental health and behaviour.
The book presents integrated models and strategies that serve to enhance student learning and promote wellbeing. Chapters explore issues relating to classroom management, school culture and leadership, staff wellbeing, pedagogy, inclusion and the curriculum. Placing students at the centre of decision making, the book showcases innovative models and strategies that schools might use for preventing problems, engaging students and identifying and addressing learning or mental health problems that some students might experience.
This book will appeal to academics, researchers and post-graduate students in the fields of mental health and education, and will also be of interest to school counsellors, educational psychologists and those working with young people in schools.
Table of Contents
1. Alice’s story. 2. The role of schools in promoting children’s mental health. 3. The relationship between mental illness, wellbeing and academic achievement. 4. Towards a school wide model for supporting students’ mental health and academic learning. 5. School culture and climate. 6. Reconceptualising student behaviour. 7. Teaching and learning. 8. Partnerships. 9. Inclusivity: celebrating diversity. 10. Staff wellbeing: school staff have feelings too. 11. Trauma informed schools. 12. Making a difference: Are we there yet?
Andrea Reupert is the Director of Psychology Programs in the Faculty of Education, Monash University, Australia.