A course of eight 50-minute lessons, ideal for meeting UK government guidelines for PSHE mental health promotion and perfect for non-specialist teachers. The sessions are practical and interactive, delivered by experienced mental health consultants, online, and available to pupils in years 11, 12 and 13.
Young people want to know how to access reliable information about mental health, how to be a safe friend to a peer experiencing difficulties, how to access support if they struggle (especially when they are away from home e.g. University), and how to best look after themselves to keep mentally resilient.
On this PSHE course, students will become more aware of the most common mental health conditions and what to do to support themselves or someone else to keep safe and get help. The course aims to help students to:
- Understand the risk factors for mental ill-health and the impact of stigma on accessing early support.
- Know the different ways mental ill health can present, and be able to identify symptoms of self-harm, depression, suicide risk, anxiety, eating disorders, PTSD, and psychosis.
- Know where to find excellent resources and be confident in accessing the right help.