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Updated lessons for teaching about mental health and emotional wellbeing

Thursday 18th July 2019

Teacher guidance & lesson plans — updated July 2019 can be found here

Guidance on teaching about mental health and emotional wellbeing through PSHE education was originally produced, by the PSHE Association, under a Department for Education grant, and has been fully updated and relaunched for 2019 to match the government’s new statutory PSHE requirements regarding Health Education, Relationships Education and Relationships and Sex Education (RSE).

The accompanying suite of 18 lesson plans and resources for key stages 1 to 4 is designed to be used in conjunction with this Teacher Guidance (in fact it is essential to consult the Guidance before delivering the lessons!).

Topics include teaching children how to describe emotions, discuss their anxieties and worries, and develop coping strategies. Lessons aimed at key stages 3 and 4 also cover eating disorders, self-harm and depression and anxiety. The materials have been fully updated for 2019, and new PowerPoint versions published exclusively for PSHE Association members.

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