Kathryn Ecclestone, Professor of Education, University of Sheffield, co-author of The Dangerous Rise of Therapeutic Education
Amidst the increasingly apocalyptic tone of debates about the contemporary state of young people's mental health, this book makes a crucial contribution to thinking about the nature of the problem and what schools, colleges and universities should do about it. John Tomsett's book weaves brilliantly his own experience of his mother's mental illness, his father's stoicism and resilience and changing social responses to mental illness with a genuine desire to understand what's going on with young people today.

His thoughtful, compelling and provocative book offers practical responses for head teachers, teachers and parents. Most importantly, his book is a rallying call to regain confidence in the power of subject-based education and the power of authentic, engaged relationships between teachers and students as key to enhancing young people's wellbeing.
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