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Save 30% off these books with our book club

Looking for a new read? Browse the titles below and make sure to use the discount code NAHTWB21 to claim 30% off the published prices. 

Now is the perfect time to refocus, re-energize and put your well-being first for a change.  

At NAHT, we know how hard you’ve worked and your well-being is our priority.  We’re delighted to say that we’ve negotiated an exclusive member offer of 30% off books with Critical Publishing when you use discount code NAHTWB21. 

Below you’ll find details on a selection of our well-being and mental health titles carefully curated for NAHT members. All of the titles can be purchased in print and eBook format. 

We’d love to hear your thoughts or any book reviews from your new read! Please email summerbookclub@naht.org.uk  and let us know what you think. We’d be very happy to share this with other members. 

Take a minute to browse our offering and use the discount code NAHTWB21 to receive 30% off the published prices. Looking after yourself has never been more important as you recharge for September.

                                                                                                                             

Positive Mental Health for School Leaders by Jonathan Glazzard and Caroline Bligh

The mental health and well-being 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.

ISBN: 9781912508082 £15.99

 

Staying Mentally Healthy During Your Teaching Career by Samuel Stones and Jonathan Glazzard

It is widely accepted that teaching can be a stressful profession at the best of times. During the pandemic there has undoubtedly been added pressure on teachers’ mental health. Recent research reveals that 74% of teachers are unable to relax and have a poor work-life balance. This book helps teachers to prioritise their own well-being by exploring a range of relevant issues including workload, managing behaviour, developing resilience and managing professional relationships. Teachers’ concerns are addressed and backed up by comprehensive guidance and workable, evidence-informed strategies to support all those teaching in schools and colleges.

ISBN: 9781913063054 £15.99

Positive Mental Health: A Whole School Approach by Jonathan Glazzard and Rachel Bostwick

  • Is mental health provision a concern in your school?
  • Are you looking to develop a whole school approach to mental health issues?
  • Do you need targeted, evidence-informed strategies?

This book emphasises the importance of creating a whole school culture which promotes a positive attitude towards mental health. Suitable for both primary and secondary school teachers and leaders, it provides you with concise, practical guidance to help improve your existing mental health provision, all backed by the latest research.

ISBN: 9781912096084 £15.99

Social Media and Mental Health in Schools by Jonathan Glazzard and Colin Mitchell

Social media is at the heart of children’s and young people’s lives. It is intimately entwined with mental health issues and can be both a blessing and a curse.

  • Do you fully understand the links between social media and mental health?
  • What problems does social media present for your learners?
  • What benefits could it bring them?
  • What can you do to educate children and young people about the use of social media while also developing their digital resilience?

Whether you are a primary or secondary teacher, this book helps you tackle these questions, with a range of practical strategies and solutions that are workable in school and classroom settings.

ISBN: 9781912508167 £15.99

Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Children 4-11 Years by Jonathan Glazzard and Caroline Bligh

The mental health and well-being 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.

ISBN: 9781912508082 £15.99

Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Learners 11-18 Years by Jonathan Glazzard and Kate Bancroft

The mental health of young people in secondary schools is a current concern.

  • Do you feel equipped to identify mental health needs in your learners?
  • Do you have the knowledge and understanding to adequately support them?

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 your students, and focuses on identifying and supporting both specific mental health needs and particular groups of learners.

ISBN: 9781912508129 £15.99

Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Young Children 0-5 Years by Marie Potter and Samuel Stones

Supporting the good mental health of children applies even in the earliest years of a child’s life.
This book helps trainees and practitioners working in early years contexts to understand the risk factors which can result in the development of mental health needs in children from birth to 5. It argues that high quality early years provision can mitigate against some of these risk factors and provides clear, evidence-informed guidance around government policy, transitions, attachment and working with parents or carers.

ISBN: 9781912508891 £15.99

LIFT! Going up if teaching gets you down 39 reflections to promote resilience and well-being by David Gumbrell

Teachers are a workforce under pressure and many are leaving the profession due to stress and anxiety. This practical, strategy-led book is suitable for trainees, teachers and school leaders, and can be used to promote both individual reflection or a wider staff discussion around the themes of resilience and well-being.
It offers a sustainable and manageable approach in bite-sized chunks to help you regularly nurture yourself and change those perspectives or daily habits that can be unhelpful for you and your pupils. By proactively managing moods, emotions and situations you can make a real difference to your day and to the outcomes of your teaching.
The book can be dipped into and can be used time and again to refresh your outlook and boost your resilience with regular inputs of positive, constructive advice.

ISBN: 9781912508488 £12.99

RISK Signposting better choices to more adventurous teaching
39 reflections to improve your decision making in the classroom and beyond
 by David Gumbrell

Go on! You can do it! Are teachers becoming ever more compliant as a profession? By just quietly getting on with things there is a danger of losing that spark that attracted you to your career in the first place. However, if you feel empowered to take more risks - to take back control of how you teach - then you have the chance to reignite your passion for the job.
This book follows on from David Gumbrell’s text LIFT!, arguing that when you are feeling more resilient you have the courage and confidence to take more risks. You can also calculate that risk more rationally, thereby making it less risky and more likely to result in success. As this cycle continues you become more invigorated, more inspired and thus more engaging as a teacher.

ISBN: 9781913063535 £14.99

SPIN Time and task management in teaching - 39 reflections to turn task completion into time for you by David Gumbrell

With so many pulls on your time, and a changing environment, now more than ever it is vital that your time and task management is both targeted and efficient. If you can achieve this, you can allocate more time for yourself and so become a more relaxed and effective teacher. All too often to do list gets longer and longer which can impact on your enjoyment of the job and, more importantly, your mental health and well-being.
Building on the strategies in his books, LIFT and RISK, David Gumbrell advocates that you need to focus your attention on giving the right plates a spin to save time, energy and attention that you can then allocate elsewhere. The 39 short, research-based chapters, punctuated with reflective questions, along with teacher interviews, together build into a significant body of knowledge to promote resilience and teacher retention.

ISBN: 9781913453732 £15.99

Supporting Troubled Young People - A practical guide to helping with mental health problems by Steven Walker

Supporting Troubled Young People provides a vital and much-needed resource for anyone involved with children and young people who are suffering from or at risk of developing, mental health problems.
Problems such as self-harm, eating disorders, and anxiety and depression are increasing, while young men, in particular, are at increasing risk of suicide. This is against a backdrop of NHS CAMH services unable to cope with demand and resources in the voluntary sector being stretched beyond their capacity. This means school leaders and teachers are often the first and only help available. This book provides a jargon-free, accessible guide to help assess situations, provide skills and guidance to support children and young people, and know how and where to get more help for them.

ISBN: 9781912508730 £19.99

Shifting Sands Contemporary issues in primary schools by Gary Pykitt

Do you feel as if the ground beneath your feet is constantly shifting? It’s not surprising if you do! Teachers today are faced with a range of complex, current issues that impact on teaching and learning as well as the need to understand and address a raft of new initiatives, directives and policy changes. All too often, policy is introduced and new agendas arise with little or no accompanying guidance.
This accessible book takes a highly practical focus, provides the required information in one place, unpicks key elements of legislation and policy, and suggests practical approaches and resources that could be used in the classroom to successfully address the issues. It will increase your confidence and help you get to grips with areas such as safeguarding, e-safety, radicalisation, sex and relationships education, gender and identity, prejudice-based bullying, the issues of disadvantaged children, and mental health and well-being.

ISBN: 9781912508532 £16.99

Essential Guides for Early Career Teachers: Mental Well-being and Self Care edited by Emma Hollis, by Sally Price

The Essential Guides for Early Career Teachers provide accessible, carefully researched, quick- reads for early career teachers, covering the key topics they will encounter during their training year and first two years of teaching. They are fully in line with the new Early Career Framework and assist ongoing professional development by bringing together current information and thinking on each area in one convenient place.
Mental Well-being and Self-care explores these increasingly significant issues for those training to teach or in the early stages of their teaching career. It draws upon a new body of evidence-based knowledge and an emerging lexicon which fosters and supports mentally healthy routines as teaching practice develops. Critical but also practical, the text guides the reader through research-based concepts and reflective tasks central to positive mental health and well-being, supporting early career teachers as they develop their teaching skills and techniques.

ISBN: 9781912508976 £15.99

Essential Guides for Early Career Teachers: Workload Taking Ownership of your Teaching edited by Emma Hollis, by Julie Greer

Linked to the Early Career Framework, this book provides practical time management and productivity strategies to help new teachers tackle the issue of workload.

Workload is a key issue for most beginning teachers. Trying to cope with all the demands of a new job with an increasing burden of administration, reporting and assessment tasks, can be daunting at best and may even lead to significant mental health issues. But there is a way through it all! This book acknowledges the challenges that exist and suggests evidence-informed ideas that can be used both in and outside the classroom to create an acceptable workload. It takes a positive and proactive stance, encouraging early career teachers to implement strategies that will enable them to work more effectively and ultimately bring a high level of enjoyment and job satisfaction.

ISBN 9781913453411 £15.99

Corporate Emotional Intelligence - Being Human in a Corporate World by Gareth Chick

This book analyses how human behaviour is conditioned within corporate cultures (including schools), how managers come to adopt unconscious controlling habits that are counter-productive and which create cultures of fear. It shows how through the art of coaching and mentoring, breaking habits and personal development, transformational leadership within teams can result and, through theory and practice, shows us how to lead when managing people.
Success now requires a different kind of business intelligence: IQ + EQ is no longer sufficient. We now need CEQ - Corporate Emotional Intelligence - the ability to read, understand and manage the psychological states and behaviours that are unique to corporate cultures and emotionally intelligent leadership.

ISBN: 9781912508044 £19.99

And the Leader is..... Transforming Cultures with CEQ by Gareth Chick

And the Leader Is... Gareth Chick's second leadership coaching book, is a critical mentoring guide in business culture, management and organisational behaviour, showing us how to lead effectively with heightened Corporate Emotional Intelligence (CEQ).
Drawing on his 40 year experience in every aspect of the Corporate World, from CEO to performance coaching; from manager to trainer, Gareth Chick covers the fundamentals of emotional intelligence coaching to create high performance teams through transformational leadership and authentic change management.
And the Leader Is...completes Gareth's personal life mission to give hard pressed modern managers the practical competencies to be more effective leaders, more fulfilled and more sustainable.

ISBN: 9781912508365 £19.99

Mindfulness, Motivation and Productivity by Stephen J Mordue

An essential read for anyone experiencing low level anxiety or stress, this book pulls together the various individual strands of business logic, scientific research, self-care, spirituality and common sense to provide a one-stop guide to thriving at work. You cannot always alter the demands of your professional or personal lives but, by understanding more about how your brain functions and by actively pursuing well-being techniques, you can enhance the skills that help you manage and succeed at the challenges thrown at you and reduce the risks associated with burnout. With a focus on improving mindfulness, motivation and productivity, this book offers sound, practical advice and strategies for self-care whatever your working environment and whatever stage you are at in your career.

ISBN: 9781913453695 £14.99

Supporting Behaviour by Building Resilience and Emotional Intelligence by Victor Allen

The behaviour of students is a common concern and challenge for those working in schools. In addition there is continued government emphasis on behaviour as an important educational issue. This new and fully revised edition of Understanding and Supporting Behaviour through Emotional Intelligence is suitable for all trainees and teachers. It takes a fresh approach to the issues around behaviour with an emphasis on building learners’ resilience and developing emotional intelligence.

In particular, the new edition:

  • includes new research on the brain and social competence development
  • addresses the continuing decline in social and emotional intelligence of learners
  • emphasises strategies to build resilience.

 

ISBN: 9781912508006 £19.99

Non-Directive Coaching: Attitudes, Approaches and Applications by Bob Thomson

The KEY book for both practitioners and students. Ideal for coaches working primarily non-directively who want to develop their practice by assimilating ideas from a range of approaches. Therapies such as cognitive behavioural coaching, neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) and Gestalt are examined and the author demonstrates how some of the key principles of these can be used or adapted. The book also looks at how non-directive coaching skills might be applied in a number of other fields, such as staff development, supervision and mediation. Reflective questions at the end of each chapter encourage the reader to think about the key issues, explore the implications and examine their own experiences.

ISBN: 9781909330573 £20.00