Understanding Mental Wellbeing

Helping students to look after their mental health.

Target user

Ages 14-16


PSHE (and related subjects), Personal Development


1.5-2 hours


Our courses are always free

What is Understanding Mental Wellbeing?

Understanding Mental Wellbeing teaches students about the basics of mental health. The course explores what it means to be mentally healthy, the signs that can indicate mental health challenges, and the steps that young people can take to keep themselves well.

Aimed at ages 14 to 16, the course covers how to cope with the everyday causes of stress and how young people can get help for themselves and others if needed.

Use Understanding Mental Wellbeing in your school today →

Register now to start using Understanding Mental Wellbeing in your school today:

  1. Go to everfiteachers.co.uk/register and select ‘Teacher’.
  2. Search for your country (eg. United Kingdom).
  3. Start typing your school post code and select your school from the list. If you can’t find your school, you can use the manual registration option.
  4. Select Understanding Mental Wellbeing from the dropdown to add to your dashboard (you can add more once in your account).

For more help in setting up Understanding Mental Wellbeing with your class, visit Get started.

“Every lesson plan has everything you need all in one place.”

— Secondary Teacher

Course Structure

Understanding Mental Wellbeing is made up of five online modules, including a short film featuring young people speaking about their mental health journeys. It is supported by curriculum-linked lesson materials.

Introduction to mental health

An introduction to what mental health is. Students learn about what kinds of things can contribute to both positive and poor mental health.

Understanding mental health challenges

Students learn about the connection between a person’s environment and their mental health, as well as the symptoms of common mental health conditions.

Mental health coping strategies

Students learn about different coping strategies to support mental health, and how to apply them effectively.

Staying healthy in times of uncertainty

Students will learn about how uncertainty can impact mental health, and the thoughts, behaviours and emotions that are common during times of change.

Seeking and offering support

Students will learn to identify observable and non-observable warning signs of mental health challenges, and how to combat the stigma around asking for support.

Understanding compassion

Build pupils’ understanding of compassion and introduce a vocabulary of related words and concepts

Understanding self

Help pupils understand the importance of treating oneself with kindness, concern and support.

Practising compassion

Illustrate what pupils can do each day to live more compassionately through action-oriented lessons.

Start using Understanding Mental Wellbeing with your students today

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