PSHE Association: mental health and emotional wellbeing lesson plans

PSHE Association lesson plans to cover the key aspects of , mental health across all key stages including these in your PSHE Curriculum will give young people a broad and knowledgeable base about mental health.

Lessons in key stage 1 and 2 include teaching about:

  • Identifying and talking about feelings
  • Understanding how feelings affect behaviours
  • Strategies to manage feelings
  • The link between mental and physical health
  • Managing the transition to secondary school / key stage 3

Lessons in key stage 3 and 4 include teaching about:

  • Challenging stigma related to mental health
  • Promoting emotional wellbeing and healthy coping strategies
  • Developing ‘digital resilience’ in the context of online pressures
  • Reframing negative thinking
  • Awareness of unhealthy coping strategies such as self-harm and eating disorders
  • Awareness of common mental health concerns such as anxiety and depression

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