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The Impact of Mental Health & Well-Being on Effective Learning and Teaching: A Practical Guide for Those Responsible for Learners

Edited by Hugh Smith and Amanda McGrandles

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| 180 pp | Illustrated |

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Available also as PDF £14.99


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About the Books

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.


About the Editors

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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.


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Perspectives on Death and Dying, by June L. Leishman. This evidence-based book deals with all aspects of dying and bereavement, and the challenges faced by those who work with anyone affected in this way. It is available to buy from Amazon.

Your Brain on Porn: Internet Pornography and the Emerging Science of Addiction, by Gary Wilson. This highly regarded comprehensive review of porn addiction is rooted in the priinciples of neuroscience, behavioural psychology and evolutionary theory. Order from Amazon.

Identification and Treatment of Alcohol Dependency, edited by Professor Colin Martin. A multidisciplinary look at alcohol use and abuse from a psychobiosocial perspective for anyone dealing with people with clinically presenting alcohol dependence. Available from Amazon.







Small Steps to Great Parenting: The Essential Guide for Busy Parents, by child-development specialist Dr Kalanit Ben-Ari. This very wise book is packed full of simple and effective psychologically sound tips about child "coaching" and is also a highly valuable resource for teachers of younger children! It is based on sound theory but designed to be an easy read. Order here from Swan & Horn or Amazon.

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Staying A Head: The Stress Management Secrets of Successful School Leaders, by Viv Grant. Viv has 25 years' teaching experience, and is lead consultant for the National College of Teaching and Leadership. Dept of Health and London Centre for Leadership in Learning. She is the Director of Integrity Coaching, London's top coaching company for headteachers and senior school leaders. The book does what it says on the cover. Available on Amazon.


Smart Sitting: Brain Training to Control Back Pain, Improve Body Awareness and Sit Without Pain, by senior physiotherapist Peter Davies. If you need to sit down a lot (at a desk, in a car, on a sofa) then learning to to sit smartly is an important life skill. This lavishly illustrated guide teaches you how to care for your spine and prevent back pain. Order now from Swan & Horn.

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| 180 pp | Illustrated |

£19.99 plus p+p

Available also as PDF £14.99

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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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The Students' Guide to Success at Almost Everything:


This book aims to demystify the learning process for senior-school, college, university and adult students, and guides them to develop personal preferences for effective learning.


It is available on Amazon.

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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"

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