The authors show what schools can do to develop practices grounded in knowledge about the mental health issues which relate to young people. In an accessible way, they present a range of strategies which practitioners have shown to be effective. They focus especially on methods and policies, which have been scientifically evaluated, or which are considered best practice.
Issues and interventions are illustrated throughout with case studies drawn from the authors' own practice and experience. Each of the authors has a longstanding interest ways of creating supportive environments to prevent distress and to facilitate resilience in the young.
This book is essential reading for secondary school teachers, educational psychologists, education welfare officers, and all those with pastoral care responsibilities.