What will I learn?
All of us have mental health and, like our bodies, our minds can become unwell. 1 in 10 young people will experience a mental health problem. That is 3 people in your classroom right now. These include depression, anxiety disorder, eating disorders, psychosis or bipolar disorder. It is important to talk about mental health and get help early if things don’t feel right, just like we would for our physical health. No one should feel ashamed about having a mental health problem, in the same way you wouldn’t if you had a broken leg.
This learning trunk recognises the fundamental role that mental health plays in children’s success and that poor mental health is a significant barrier to learning.
This Learning Trunk covers...
FREE!Introduction So, just how big is the problem for young people?
Talk about it... If only we did more of this when it comes to mental health
8 ways to wellbeing Get ready for a journey on how to nurture mental health
Talking Nurture mental health by talking to each other more
Exercising So simple and yet so effective in dealing with stress and anxiety
Calming Learn more about assertiveness for calming
Learning The importance of learning in tackling mental health
Relating Connect with others better and more often
Contributing Learn to be part of something positive
Creating Creativity sparks the imagination and combats depression
Congratulating Celebrate positivity and success. Hold doors open...
So, what next? Where to look for more information and classroom resources...
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