Mental Health Resources in Education
During the pandemic the impact on peoples’ mental health is flagged as a major concern, but there have been concerns and reports on mental health long before this.
There is already a wide variety of sources such as news and journal articles, to policy papers and practical support in the form of guides and books on mental health in schools and for teachers.
The Mental Health Foundation provides this short guide for teachers as a starting point.
These are just some of the ebooks we have in the Library.
- Bayat, M., (2020) Addressing challenging behaviors and mental health issues in early childhood. London, Routledge
- Cowie, H., & Myers, C.-A. (Eds.). (2018). School bullying and mental health: Risks, intervention and prevention. London New York: Routledge
- Coverdale, G. (2019) With children in mind: current research and policy developments on mental health and young people. London, Emerald Publishing
- Erasmus, C. (2019) The mental health and wellbeing handbook for schools: transforming mental health support on a budget. London ; Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers (ebook)
- Fox, M., Laverty, T. and Chowdhury, S. (2020) Supporting the emotional well-being of children and young people with learning disabilities: a whole school approach.
- Glazzard, J., & Bostwick, R. (2018). A whole school approach. St Albans: Critical Publishing
- Heaven, B. (2017). The mental health handbook for primary school: Raising awareness of mental health. London; New York: Routledge
- Holt, D. (2020) Promoting positive mental health in the primary school: theory into practice. Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY: Routledge.
- Hulme, J. (2016) School of wellbeing. Jessica Kingsley Publishers
- Viana, S. G. (2019) Developing children’s resilience and mental health: real skills for all aged 4-8. Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY: Routledge.
Searching the library catalogue from the library’s home page using the search terms such as Mental Health, resilience, wellbeing and combining this with Primary, Secondary or education will suggest many different books as well. You will need to filter your search for ebooks to ensure you can access these now.
Unfortunately, not all of the resources we have brought on mental health are ebooks, but we are working to try to get as many as we can.
You can also consult Government and WHO (World Health Organisation) papers and reports. They contain valuable statistics and evidence which you can use in assignments.
- DfE report and guidance on Mental health and behaviour in schools
- DfE guidance on Improving mental health services for young people: Future in mind: promoting, protecting and improving our children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing (2015)
- Listing of WHO publications on child and adolescent mental health