The contribution schools can make to improving students’ health and wellbeing is increasingly recognised. Schools that have embraced this role and adapted policies and practices to create an environment in which young people feel safe and happy have reported broad and significant gains.
Through expert contributions from active researchers and experienced practitioners, Promoting Health and Wellbeing through Schools combines recent research with knowledge of the current climate in which schools are operating. Offering authoritative advice on effective intervention, this book provides an overview of the key issues that need to be addressed, including:
- alcohol use
- sexual health
- drug use
- mental health.
This accessible text is innovative in its focus on how schools can build partnerships with young people, parents, and health professionals to promote their commitment to health and wellbeing. It highlights successful approaches for promoting health and educational goals, and provides useful advice on planning and evaluation.
Promoting Health and Wellbeing through Schools is invaluable reading for professionals working in and with schools to implement healthy schools programmes and to bring about improvement in health and wellbeing, including teachers, nurses, and health and education managers. It is also of interest to students, researchers and policy-makers.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements List of contributors List of figures and tables Chapter 1 Introduction Peter Aggleton, Catherine Dennison and Ian Warwick Chapter 2 The health of children and young people Fiona Brooks Chapter 3 Promoting mental health through schools Katherine Weare Chapter 4 Reducing disaffection and increasing school engagement Colin Noble and Marilyn Toft Chapter 5 Tackling obesity: promoting physical activity and healthy eating in schools Wendy Wills Chapter 6 The role of schools in reducing alcohol-related harm among young people Willm Mistral and Lorna Templeton Chapter 7 The role of schools in drug education and wider substance misuse prevention Martine Stead and Robert Stradling Chapter 8 Promoting sexual health Roger Ingham and Julia Hirst Chapter 9 Children and young people as partners in health and well-being Jo Butcher Chapter 10 The contribution of parents Claire James Chapter 11 The role of the school nurse Viv Crouch and Helen Chalmers Chapter 12 Evaluating Healthy Schools: issues and principles Catherine Dennison, Ian Warwick and Peter Aggleton
Peter Aggleton is Professor of Education and Health and holds a UNSW Strategic Chair at the National Centre in HIV Social Research, University of New South Wales, Australia.
Catherine Dennison is Research Manager for the Children and Young People’s Public Health Programme at the Department of Health, UK.
Ian Warwick is Senior Research Officer at the Thomas Coram Research Unit at the Institute of Education, University of London, UK.