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Mental health teaching resources to mark World Mental Health Day

Mental health teaching resources to mark World Mental Health Day

To mark World Mental Health Day (October 10th 2014) the PSHE Association have produced a new ‘mental health teaching checklist’ resource to help you ensure the safety of your pupils when addressing these topics.

Also a set of ground rules for teaching about mental health and emotional wellbeing as well as

tips on talking to pupils when they make mental health disclosures.

In addition to this, check out the ‘Stop Stigma’ resource from Cornwall Healthy Schools team, designed to support secondary school teachers to better explore and challenge stigma and prejudice towards those with mental health problems. ‘Stop Stigma’ has achieved the Quality Mark for best practice PSHE teaching resources.

Later this month (Oct 2014), look out for Samaritans updated DEAL (Developing Emotional Awareness and Listening) resources, which has also been quality assured. These resources will be free for schools and colleges and are aimed at students aged 14 and up.

Teaching pupils about mental health and emotional wellbeing as part of a developmental PSHE education programme can support them in developing the skills, language and knowledge they need to keep themselves and others healthy and safe. This YouTube video highlights the importance of mental health & wellbeing and the brain.


 

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