– What Teachers Need to Know to Support Pupils from Diverse Backgrounds
Teachers see the impact of pupils’ mental well-being 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 well-being of pupils from diverse backgrounds.
Bringing together advice and strategies for supporting pupil mental health and well-being, 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 Well-being in Schools will be valuable reading for teachers in primary and secondary schools as well as school leaders.
Table of Contents:
- What Do Teachers Need to Know About Mental Wellbeing in Young People? – Liam Satchell
- Black pupils, Mental Wellbeing, and Resilience – Jason Arday and Laura Morton
- British Bangladeshi Pupils’ Mental Well-being in Schools – Nilufar Ahmed, Arif Mahmud and Fuad Ali
- Gypsy, Roma, and Traveller Pupils and Mental Well-being – Martin Myers
- British Chinese Pupils’ Mental Well-being – Bonnie Pang, Lizana Oberholzer and Winnie Sin Wai Pui
- Educating White Working-class Boys: Addressing Masculinity, Well-being and Mental Health – Garth Stahl
- Teenage Girls and Mental Health and Well-being within and beyond School Spaces – Victoria Cann and Catherine Thomas
- Including Pupils who Identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Queer (LGBTQ+) – Jonathan Glazzard and Samuel Stones
- Supporting pupils who identify as Trans* – Matt Leonard
- Mental Well-being of Children Looked After (CLA) in schools – Amy Warhurst
- Pedagogies of Welcome: Simple Yet Profound Acts to Support Refugee Pupils’ Mental Well-being – Caroline Bagelman
- Mental Well-being challenges of Muslim pupils in UK schools – Sania Shakoor, Muthanna Samara and Hisham M. Abu-Rayya
- Accommodating King Saul: Jewish Pupils and Mental Health – Maxim G.M. Samson
- Children with Physical or Intellectual Impairments and Mental Well-being – Sian E. Jones, Clare Uytman, Leanne Ali, Laura Dalnoki, Alicia Kaliff, Daphne Lola-Luz, Morvern Mackintosh, Amanda McCune, William Muir and Kiia Uusitalo
- Bereavement: Impact on Learner Identity, Mental Health and well-being – Sukhbinder Hamilton
- Conclusion: What Can We Do to Support the Mental Well-being of Pupils from Diverse Backgrounds? – Arif Mahmud and Liam Satchell
About the Authors:
Arif Mahmud is a Lecturer in Education Studies and a member of the Centre for Learning, Teaching and Human Development at the University of Roehampton. He researches on social, emotional, and mental health experiences of young people in national and international contexts with a focus of developing and evaluating intervention programmes.
Liam Satchell is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Winchester and a member of the Childhood and Youth Psychology Research Group. He is an applied psychologist and methodologist with expertise in mental health and well-being, educational psychology, and applying research to everyday challenges.