Understanding Mental Wellbeing

Students aged 14 to 16 explore what it means to be mentally healthy, the signs that can indicate mental health challenges, and the steps they can take to keep themselves and others well.

Developed with teachers and subject matter experts, five lessons are each centred around an online learning module. Topics include mental health coping strategies, staying healthy in times of uncertainty, and seeking and offering support.

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    Target user

    Ages 14-16



    PSHE (and related subjects), Personal Development



    1.5-2 hours



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    Resource details

    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.

    Module 1
    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.

    Module 2
    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.

    Module 3
    The Compassion Project Course
    Mental health coping strategies

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

    Module 4
    The Compassion Project Course
    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.

    Module 5
    The Compassion Project Course
    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.

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