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Helping Young People to Beat Stress A Practical Guide by Sarah McNamara

Helping Young People to Beat Stress A Practical Guide


Helping Young People to Beat Stress A Practical Guide by Sarah McNamara

There is growing concern in most countries today about increasing levels of stress among young people. Suicides, substance abuse, depression, anxiety and eating disorders have all been linked to stress. Young people are experiencing more social and psychological problems than ever before. Helping Young People to Beat Stress is the essential guide to helping teenagers minimise stress in their lives, both at school and at home. Sarah McNamara provides advice, information and techniques on mental and physical ways of coping with stress, study skills and time management, communication skills, and coping with depression and anxiety. This book is invaluable reading for everyone who works with teenagers.


Stress in Young people... should be welcomed by all professionals who work with young people TES; The supportive interventions McNamara offers in the second part of the book - mental strategies, physical strategies, social skills, stress reduction techniques - are set out clearly with direct application to work with teenagers. Young Minds Magazine; McNamara has written two very different books under one cover... this reviewer suspects that part 1 will be of interest to researchers only and that part 2 will serve only educators... In part 2 [McNamara uses] an informal, buoyant, prescriptive format, suggesting ways to help adolescents assess and cope with the stressors in their lives... Choice

About the Author

Dr Sarah McNamara, BA, MA, DPhil (Oxon) has worked in the area of adolescent mental health and stress prevention in many capacities, including work within practice, policy, academic and applied research setting.

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Publication date

1st October 2005


Sarah McNamara

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Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd. an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC


128 pages


Child care & upbringing
Coping with stress



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