Promoting Positive Mental Health in the Primary School: Theory into Practice

1st Edition

Deborah Holt

Published October 22, 2019
Reference - 160 Pages - 10 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138587267 - CAT# K377283

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Mental health and wellbeing is a hugely important agenda in education, both nationally and internationally. Promoting Positive Mental Health in the Primary School unpacks scientific and psychological research and evidence to explain positive mental health through the lens of a primary classroom in the language of teaching professionals.

Chapter by chapter, the book focuses on specific elements fundamental to positive mental health promotion in the classroom, including developing positive relationships, emotional literacy, empowering children as learners as well as the importance of teacher wellbeing, and illustrates how these can be achieved. It offers:

  • An examination into the connection between positive mental health and good teaching
  • Guidance underpinned by evidence for teachers and school leaders who wish to embed a consistent approach to positive mental health promotion
  • Practical suggestions for whole school professional learning

Written from first-hand experience in both teaching and research, this accessible text makes positive mental health promotion meaningful to teachers, helping them build understanding and move from theory into practice. It is an essential resource for all practising teachers, trainee teachers, school support staff and school leaders.


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