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Gypsy, Roma and Traveller pupils and mental wellbeing

A new book, Mental Wellbeing in Schools: What Teachers Need to Know to Support Pupils from Diverse Backgrounds is due to be published in June 2022.

In Chapter four, Dr Martin Myers highlights what we can do to help the mental wellbeing of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller pupils who face significant institutional and personal challenges at school.

Dr Myers is an Associate Professor whose research explores structural inequalities of race/ethnicity and class in education. He is a member of the Centre for International Education Research.

About the book

Teachers see the impact of pupils’ mental wellbeing on the experience of school every day. But often there is not enough practical advice on what can be done to support pupils who might need help and especially for pupils from diverse backgrounds, who might face unique challenges. This important book is a practice-facing, evidence-based guide for teachers, support staff, education students, and schools, giving advice on the ways in which we can support the mental wellbeing of pupils from diverse backgrounds.

Bringing together advice and strategies for supporting pupil mental health and wellbeing, this book makes accessible key knowledge about mental health and examines how this might vary in different pupil populations by exploring the unique challenges for disadvantaged and minority pupils. Offering valuable insights into the diverse nature of pupils’ mental health experiences, each chapter provides practical suggestions and approaches that teachers can use in the classroom, and schools can adopt into their pastoral care systems.

Including real-life case studies and key takeaways, Mental Wellbeing in Schools will be valuable reading for teachers in primary and secondary schools as well as school leaders.

Please visit the publisher's website for more information and to order the book.




Posted on Tuesday 24th May 2022

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