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The Emotional Wellbeing: An Introductory Handbook helps school staff learn about emotional literacy, and promote SEAL topics to their students using activities and resources

Written by Gillian Shotton and Sheila Burton

The Emotional Wellbeing: An Introductory Handbook is an essential book for those wishing to make a positive contribution to the emotional ethos of their school. Written by two popular and experienced authors who offer training to school staff, it aims to help people learn about emotional literacy and promote it with individuals, groups or whole classes. Each section includes a theoretical explanation, a description of particular vulnerabilities, plus activities, resources and a case study.

Topics covered include:

  • recognising and managing feelings
  • active listening
  • self-esteem
  • understanding and managing anger
  • friendship skills
  • therapeutic stories
  • social skills.

About the authors
Gillian Shotton works as a Senior Specialist Educational Psychologist in Northumberland where she has specialist remit for looked after children. She facilitates the team who roll out the ELSA programme across the county.

Sheila Burton is Area Principal Educational Psychologist for the West of Hampshire. As a Senior Educational Psychologist, she was responsible for the training of school-based emotional literacy support assistants (ELSAs) in Hampshire.

The Emotional Wellbeing: An Introductory Handbook is suitable for all ages.

ISBN: 978-1-906517-03-8

Details: A4, photocopiable

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