Author: Dr Meinou Simmons (Girton 1999)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Supporting the mental health and well-being of children and young people is a top priority for parents, caregivers, and teachers, but it can be tricky to find reliable and evidence-based information. Written by an experienced child and adolescent psychiatrist, in a user-friendly question and answer format, this book outlines the mental health challenges facing our children and young people and offers practical advice on how to best support them. The book covers a wide range of topics, including how biological factors and lifestyle factors affect mental health, parenting strategies, managing school, building networks of support, and connecting with children and young people. It gives a broad overview of the most common mental health difficulties and disorders and considers how they can be managed. A must-read for anyone looking to understand what a child or young person may be experiencing and why, and the practical ways in which to effectively support them.