This resource explains the difference between counseling and counseling skills, and reviews how mental health issues affect children’s behavior, self-esteem, motivation, and achievement.

A Whole-School and Multiagency Approach

A whole-school and multiagency approach

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The emotional side of school often remains hidden, yet it has powerful influences on all that happens there. Mental health is best addressed by a whole-school approach, and this can be achieved in quite creative ways. Key to a whole-school approach is the issue of addressing stigma, which can have debilitating effects. Working closely with outside agencies is crucial if we are to ensure effective prevention, early intervention and support for young people with mental health problems in our schools.

Schools are Emotional Places

Schools are infinitely emotional places, yet this dimension to schooling is sometimes not recognised. Imagine for a moment an average secondary school of around 1000 pupils with over 100 teaching and ...

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