Statistics show year on year that more and more children are struggling with their mental health. Whether this is due to a rise in mental illnesses or simply that we are getting better at spotting it, there is something that education professionals have always known – mental health and positive outcomes for our children’s educations are inextricably linked. Simply put, children who are suffering just cannot free up the energy to learn – they are using it all merely surviving. Find out how books are talking about mental health in creative ways.
This week, we’ve asked our author Holly Duhig to write us a blog, talking about our beautiful and important new series Healthy Minds. Holly, along with John Wood, has developed an innovative series of books for discussing emotions and mental health with children.