Mental health and well-being are becoming increasingly important areas of focus in education, yet schools often find themselves lacking the tools, time and resources to tackle the issues. Mental health support is frequently seen as an additional responsibility of the school setting, rather than a core aspect of it. This practical, fully accessible book provides straightforward guidance and low-budget strategies to help school settings get mental health support right. With a focus on the well-being of both students and staff, chapters focus on techniques to develop self-esteem, manage behaviour and build positive relationships at all levels.
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Refreshingly honest and conscious of the realities of the school environment, this book is a crucial tool for anybody working within education.
Introduction Chapter 1 – Staff Mental Health & Wellbeing Chapter 2 – Self-esteem Chapter 3 – Bullying Chapter 4 – Pupil Experience Chapter 5 – Positive Motivation Chapter 6 – Behaviour Systems Chapter 7 – Working with Parents Chapter 8 – From the Top Down Chapter 9 – Checklist