Many teachers feel overwhelmed and lack confidence when it comes to dealing with mental health and emotional well-being of children these issues in their classrooms. This text supports schools and teachers to develop strategies to enhance the importance of mental health and emotional well-being, to work on preventative strategies and to support children when they need more intervention. The new edition of this important text is now updated to include coverage on the impact of early life experiences on children's mental health as well as more on the influence of technology and social media. This second edition also comes with a new 'critical thinking' feature that encourages students to reflect on these issues. It outlines lots of effective strategies for working with children who are struggling to manage the school day and offers advice for engaging meaningfully with parents. The final chapter 'Who's looking after who?' reminds the reader that schools should seek to support their staff, as well as their pupils.
1. Children’s mental health and emotional wellbeing
2. A whole school approach
4. Positive self-esteem
5. Supporting a positive body image
6. Families and supporting mental health
7. Bullying, social media and promoting resilience
8. The need for inclusivity
9. What can we do to help?
10. Who’s looking after who?