Book: Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health

Book Title:

Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health.

Author(s): Anne Claveirole and Martin Gaughan (Editors).

Year: 2010.

Edition: First (1st), Illustrated Edition.

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell.

Type(s): Paperback and Kindle.


Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health has been designed to help the student and newly qualified health care professional to familiarise themselves with the key theoretical frameworks underpinning the field of children and young people’s mental health.

It explores the mental health challenges that children and young people face, and how we as adults can work alongside them to help them face and overcome such challenges.

This book provides comprehensive information on the theory and practice of particular mental health difficulties which children and young people may have to face, including self-harm, depression, suicide, child abuse, eating disorders, substance misuse, and early onset psychosis.

Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health is essential reading for pre-registration students in nursing and healthcare on child and mental health branches, and for newly qualified nursing, health and social care practitioners who work with children and young people.

  • Brings together specialist practitioners and academics in the field
  • Incorporates the latest guidelines and policies.
  • Practical and accessible in style with learning outcomes, activities, examples and recommended reading in each chapter.