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Put on impressive assemblies and form time sessions using these resources. Whether you've got 10 minutes, half an hour or 45 minutes, these ready made assembly plans and power points which will get your young people talking about mental health.
- 10 Minute Assembly - The Stand Up Kid (ppt)
- 10 Minute Assembly - Supporting Others (ppt)
- 10 Minute Assembly - Small Things
- 15 Minute Assembly - My Story (ppt)
- 30 - 45 Minute Assembly - The Stand Up Kid (ppt)
- The Make Time Programme: 4 x 10 minute assemblies. You can use these as standalone sessions or as a series:-
- 10 Minute Assembly - Make Time to learn about mental health
- 10 Minute Assembly - Make Time for me
- 10 Minute Assembly - Make Time for your mates
- 10 Minute Assembly - Make Time to stand up to stigma
- Make Time 4 Mental Heath: 4 x 10 minute assemblies. You can use these as standalone sessions or as a series:-
- 10 Minute Assembly - What is mental health?
- 10 Minute Assembly - Mental Health and me
- 10 Minute Assembly - Make Time 4 Mates
- 10 Minute Assembly - Mental Heath for everyone
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If you only have a short session or need a couple of extra exercises to bulk out your lesson, feel free to use our short exercises to help your young people explore how they think about mental health.
- *NEW* Conversation Starter Game (.pdf)
- *NEW* Conversation Bingo (.pdf) - Challenge your young people to be the first to complete their Conversation Bingo card. These can be used in conjunction with the Conversation Starters above.
- Mental Health v. Mental Illness – Graffiti Wall (.doc)
- Mental Health v. Mental Illness – Who am I? (.doc)
- Put Your Hand Up If... (.doc)
- Mental Health Spectrum – Steve and Jenny (.doc)
- Mental Health Quiz – A, B or C? (ppt)
- Mental Health Quiz – True or False (.doc)
- Mental Health Quiz – Myth v. Fact
- Fill in the Gaps Handout (.doc)
- Crazy/Schizo/Psycho? – Language Exercise (.doc)
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Unsure about how to use some of our free resources to get your young people talking about mental health? We've got exercise sheets, session plans and user guides to help you use our interactive story and popular videos in a youth club or educational setting.
- The Kid and I – Online Interactive Story
- The Kid and I – User Guide and Session Plans
- 45 Minute Lesson - Stigma and Discrimination
- 45 Minute Lesson - Mental Health
- The Stand Up Kid Film
- The Stand Up Kid – Exercise Sheets (pdf)
- Time to Talk Day – 6 Minute Session (ppt)
- Time to Talk Day – 6 Minute Session Guidance (pdf)
- Time to Talk Day – 25 Minute Session Guidance (pdf)
- #MakeTime Video
- #Make Time - 10 Minute Session (.doc)
- #Make Time - 20 Minute Session (.doc)
- 3 – 4 Hour Presentation – Time to Change Training (ppt)
- Time to Change Training – Guidance Notes (pdf)
- 3 x PSHE Key Stage 4 Lesson Plans (.doc) (These go alongside the 3-4 Hour Presentation above)
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Sessions for Staff
Have you thought about supplementing the work you are doing with young people by engaging with their parents* as well? Here are some simple resources you can use to encourage parents to talk to their children about mental health;
(*in all instances the term parents, refers to parents, carers and legal guardians)
- Open Letter - written by a parent of a young person with lived experience of mental health problems appealing to other parents to get clued up about mental health. You can send this out to parents along with a description of the work you are doing with young people as a way to highlight the importance of the subject.
- Presentations for parents - you can deliver this 15 minute presentation to a group of parents at a parents evening, or set up this short presentation on a screen to run on a loop so that parents can watch it (place the screen near the refreshments table to attract interest!)
- Leaflet - print, fold and hand out this leaflet to parents
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