The authors look at both the risk factors and the protective factors involved in emotional health, and address the impact of issues such as bullying, social exclusion, loss, and bereavement.
Chapter 1.1: Introduction
Why Did We Write This Book?
This book has developed out of our research and work as psychiatrists and psychologists, researchers and counsellors and was inspired by our collaborative research for DfES on Emotional Health and Wellbeing for all in Secondary Schools. We are passionate believers in mental and emotional health for all, and are very excited by the diversity and imaginativeness of the work going on in our schools. This book aims to share and disseminate some of this good practice. We have tried to emphasize interventions that are evidence based.
Recently, concern for the mental health of young people has been high on the political agenda in the UK through such initiatives as Sure Start, National Healthy Schools Standard, ConneXions, Excellence in Cities and ...