Teen Substance Use, Mental Health and Body Image
Practical Strategies for Support
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This book offers schools and youth settings a different approach to both supporting young people with mental health and substance use issues and implementing preventative measures. The concept of risk taking in young people will be explored, with particular reference to risk taking behaviours as coping mechanisms for mental distress. Other topics covered include how stress, low self-esteem and body image issues can lend to substance use, including performance enhancing drugs and high caffeine drinks. Examples of how to address these issues through PSHE will be addressed in each chapter, as well as tips for supporting individual pupils from expert practitioners and researchers in this field.
Acknowledgements; Preface; 1. Developing a Whole School Approach Around 'What Works' in Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Prevention; 2. Bulging at the Seams: Exploring the Modern Policy Context for Mental Health and Drug Education and Prevention; 3. Theoretical Models of Adolescent Health Behaviours and Support; 4. Alcohol, Smoking, Social Norms and Engaging Parents; 5. Body Image and IPEDs; 6. Energy Drinks and Smart Drugs; 7. Cannabis, NPS and Approaches to 'Illicit' Drugs; 8. Delivering Effective Mental Health and Drug Education in School; 9. Developing Healthy and Positive Coping; Appendix: Organisations Producing Materials and Resources for Working with Children and Young People on Mental Health and Drug Use; References
Contemporary issues in PSHE and drug education