Support your Students’ Mental Health

A step by step guide to managing student reactions in the classroom. Arriving March, 2024.

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“Always leading with the heart, Dr. Watson makes us stronger and wiser through practical and accessible guidance. In this guide, educators can find comfort in knowing that there are answers to hard questions as they navigate challenges with students as we learn and grow together.”

—Maura Papile, L.I.C.S.W., Senior Director of Student Support Services, Quincy Public Schools

The Learning Cycle for Building Mental Health Skills

This book will provide you with conversation tools for supporting your students to move through the six steps of self-reflection that will help them navigate whatever struggles they face, by encouraging them to open the door to their own experiences (through validation, connecting to feelings, and noticing patterns), and take action to help themselves (through shifting paradigms, remembering their power, and practicing skills).

Get a Glimpse Behind the Scenes

Be guided using transcripts from Real Conversations with students, along with honest reflections from a Clinical Psychologist

Each Chapter contains an interview between Dr Hayley Watson and a student (from the US, Canada, or Australia) communicating about different mental health challenges.

Learn the Language to use with any Struggling Student

Be confident communicating in a supportive way with students who face challenges such as:

  • Worries, Anxiety & Stress
  • Depression & Apathy
  • Social Media Impacts
  • Peer Pressure
  • Low Body Image
  • Bullying
  • Perfectionism
  • Disengagement from School
  • Self-Harm

About the Author

Dr Hayley Watson is a Clinical Psychologist specializing in children and adolescents with a PhD in school bullying interventions, along with four further academic degrees in the field of mental health.

She has been creating and delivering youth and school-based programs globally for the past 20 years, and has worked across a range of sectors including police victim services, non-profit organizations, private psychology practices, hospitals, schools, and universities. She trains educators and parents worldwide on holistic wellbeing practices, and is the founder of Open Parachute – an online school mental health program using documentary stories of real students sharing their experiences of overcoming struggle, that is being delivered in schools across the US, Canada and Australia.