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These compact practical books are “must reads” for anyone who teaches. They contain advice, reflective tasks, concise background information and online resources on all aspects of mental health and wellbeing among both learners and teaching colleagues in learning situations including schools, colleges, universities, community and business settings.
Written by an interdisciplinary team of educators with extensive learning and teaching, clinical, education and professional learning expertise, the wide-ranging and accessible topics are aimed at teachers, lecturers and trainers who work with learners of any age who may have challenges that affect their personal wellbeing and learning.
These books allow educationalists and mental health professionals to share knowledge across disciplines, and devise appropriate management of issues, including how colleagues should maintain their personal and colleague “wellness” in the workplace.
ALSO BY Hugh Smith
After publishing Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Learning and Teaching Environment, the authors produced this slideshow "The Elephant in the Learning Environment: The mental health and wellbeing of Teacher Educators, trainee teachers and learners" as a presentation given at the formal book launch. Click on the image to view the slideshow.
ALSO for your attention ...
Consultant educationalist Hugh Smith is a former head teacher and university lecturer whose career now centres on learning and teaching of educators. He champions the importance of mental wellbeing in education settings, and was instrumental in creating the first masters degree in Mental Health and Education in the UK (for which this book is the course text). With extensive experience of postgraduate learning for teachers, he works with groups like the Learning Directorate in Local Authorities Government. As a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, he is on the TEAN advisory board, and reviews papers for the journal Professional Development in Education. Visit Hugh Smith's website here.
Doctor Amanda McGrandles is Lecturer (Mental Health) and Programme Lead MSc Vulnerability at the University of the West of Scotland. Her interests include the educational, research and clinical aspects of mental health, and her doctorate was in anxiety, depression and repressive coping style. Her other research expertise includes child and adolescent mental health, stress, vulnerability, PTSD, encopresis, stakeholder engagement, change management, and research methods. She has extensive exper-ience of mental health clinical practice and higher education, with a background that includes child protection within the police service and clinical practice in child, adolescent and adult mental health.
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Mental Health and Wellbeing
in the Learning and Teaching Environment:
The first book in which educationalists and mental health professionals and researchers collaborate to find a common language and unifying framework through which to explore the complex dynamic between learners, those who teach and those who manage the education system. Wide in scope, addressing policy level, whole-school, staffroom, classroom and individual levels, this multidisciplinary approach is invaluable for gaining an indepth understanding of poor mental health in education settings.
"A book that every educationalist should read"