Promoting mental health and resilience

 

Guidance on preparing to teach about mental health and emotional wellbeing

 

 

Description: The PSHE Association has launched this new guidance for schools on preparing to teach about mental health and emotional wellbeing. The document, downloadable below, has been produced under a grant from the Department for Education and will be accompanied by set of lesson plans spanning key stages 1-4 which will be published during the summer term.

Key issues are covered, including:

 

  • Why it is important to teach about mental health and emotional wellbeing
  • Building teaching about mental health into a planned PSHE programme
  • Promoting wellbeing and resilience from an early age
  • Ensuring teaching is appropriate to the age and maturity of pupils
  • Key principles in teaching about mental health and emotional wellbeing safely and confidently
  • Using visitors to the classroom to support lessons
  • Addressing challenging mental health issues such as eating disorders, self-harm and suicide

 

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