Ian Hamilton, Associate Professor, University of York
This is a timely book given the concerns that many people who work with young people will have about mental health and drug use. Ian provides the perfect blend of evidence and professional experience when highlighting what works and what doesn't, making this book a pragmatic resource for teachers, parents and others who work with young people.
I would urge those working in mental health and education to read this book. Ian achieves a rare feat of combining theory, evidence and practical application in an engaging and comprehensive narrative. This book will help many adults support their young people.
Andy Maddison – Public Health Improvement Coordinator (Risk Taking Behaviours)
This book is a comprehensive, accessible, and must have contemporary guide to understanding and supporting young people in the 21st century. Each chapter is an excellent distillation of the author's clear regard for evidence based approaches, and is an informative and engaging resource for anyone working with young people with complex issues.
Clare Stafford, CEO, The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust
This practical, wide-ranging and engaging book is an excellent resource for teachers, youth workers and parents. Based on evidence and firmly rooted in the experiences of young people and those who support them, Teen Substance Use, Mental Health and Body Image provides advice and strategies that will make a positive difference.
Rick Bradley, Specialist on Adolescent Mental Health and Substance Use
An accessible and helpful guide for professionals looking to build skills and knowledge around adolescent wellbeing. As well as detailing best practice examples, Macdonald importantly highlights approaches which although well-intentioned, can potentially create more problems than they solve. Highly recommended reading.