Meeting mental health and wellbeing needs
Books can offer much-needed support for children who are impacted by changes in family circumstances, who may be on the waiting list for professional support or struggling with school life post-pandemic.
For pupils who may be struggling, reading about characters that have faced and overcome similar problems can give hope, and for their peers these texts can be vital in helping to build empathy and understanding. Our team have put together some lists of recommended books to cover the primary PSHE curriculum, books to support pupil wellbeing and positive mental health, as well as ideas for teacher CPD.
Books to support pupil wellbeing
Books to support children's emotional development and build empathy and understanding in the classroom.
Read for Empathy: building children's empathy through reading
Peters are proud to work in partnership with EmpathyLab, the first organisation to build children's empathy, literacy and activism through books and reading.