This accessible resource presents guidelines for creating an emotionally and socially healthy school and offers case studies that illustrate how good practice improves behavior and promotes inclusion.

An Overview of the Evidence from Research and Practice

An overview of the evidence from research and practice

This chapter summarises the evidence from research and practice. It offers:

  • Some facts about children, young people and emotional and mental health and well-being
  • A summary of why emotional health and well-being is important for learning
  • Information and examples about the importance of caring relationships between adults in school and children and young people
  • The learning from the growing stable of brain research and the process of emotional and social development
  • Information about building emotional resilience

Some Facts about Children, Young People and Emotional and Mental Health

The Schools Health Education Unit examined trends between 1983 and 2003 in young people's emotional health and well-being as reported through their young ...

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