Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Children 4-11 Years


By Jonathan Glazzard & Caroline Bligh

The mental health of children in primary schools is a current concern.

  • Do you feel equipped to identify mental health needs in your pupils?
  • Do you have the knowledge and understanding to adequately support them?
  • Do you understand where your responsibilities start and stop?

This book helps you address these questions and more, providing a range of evidence-based strategies and tools. It introduces the various risk factors involved, shows how you can build resilience in children, and focuses on identifying and supporting both specific mental health needs and particular groups of pupils.

Edition No : 1
Published: Sept 2018

Format: Paperback
108 pgs

Also available in the Positive Mental Health Series:


Positive Mental Health Series:

Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Children 4-11 Years

Contents include:

  1. Factors that put children at risk
  2. Factors that make children more resilient
  3. Identifying and supporting children with possible mental health needs
  4. Working in partnership to support identification and meeting needs
  5. Supporting specific groups of learners
  6. What next? Issues for consideration post-identification

Jonathan Glazzard is Professor of Teacher Education at Leeds Beckett University. He is the professor attached to the Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools. He teaches across a range of QTS and non-QTS programmes and he is an experienced teacher educator.

Caroline Bligh is Head of Education, Childhood and Early Years within the Carnegie School of Education at Leeds Beckett University. Her professional background is as a qualified nurse and primary teacher, and her research and pedagogical specialism focuses on young bilingual learners.

Additional information

Weight .020 kg