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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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