'A clearly written, well-structured and practical account of how to help and support children and young people with mental health problems, and those at risk of developing such problems...The book concludes with an excellent listing of organisations and resources' - SENCO Update 'A highly practical and impressive book...I like the short introductions and the concise summing up within each chapter...The book is suitable for teachers as well as counsellors and outside agencies involved in school referral work...deserves to be widely read and to have its ideas put into practice' - Therapy Today 'I feel the book should be compulsory reading for everyone who works with young people, but especially pastoral heads and senior teachers with responsibilities in this area' - Janine Phillips, Class Teacher Mental Health is now a mandatory component of the PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) curriculum. This book is a practical guide for teachers, explaining the difference between counselling and counselling skills, as well as looking at how mental health issues affect children's behaviour, self-esteem, motivation and achievement and so on, and what the school can do about this.Issues covered include: " the difference between counselling, and counselling skills " employing a counsellor in schools " how to set up and run counselling provision in a school " information on counselling, psychotherapy and talking therapies " when to refer " peer support " mental health and emotional intelligence in the curriculum " lesson ideas and plans for PHSE
Mark Prever is Counsellor, trainer and supervisor, and Lead professional for Every Child Matters at Yardleys School in Birmingham. He is a former chair of Counselling Children and Young People a division of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Mark writes and regularly and is author of Mental Health in Schools: A Guide to Pastoral and Curriculum Provision, SAGE.