Promoting mental health and resilience

A best practice example of how a Somerset school improved healthy outcomes in this priority area is available under the 'case studies' tab. Additional links and resources related to this area are also available. Documents (including worksheets, lesson plans etc.) can be downloaded and reproduced.


Guidance on preparing to teach about mental health and emotional wellbeing

Summary: Including building it into a planned PSHE programme. Suitable for key stages 1-4

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

The accompanying lesson plans will be added to this listing once published. Just complete the ‘get our newsletter’ fields on our home page and we will let you know as soon as they’re available.

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