Assemblies

Assemblies are a powerful way of getting the message about mental health out to your students. We have a range of assemblies ready for you to deliver. 

10 minute assemblies 

  1. The Stand Up Kid
    This assembly uses our Stand up kid video to get students talking about mental health stigma.
    Download the PowerPoint presentation
    Watch the Stand up kid video
     
  2. Small things
    This assembly encourages students to think about the small things they could do to support their friends and classmates. 
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    Watch the Small things video
     
  3. Ask Twice
    This assembly encourages students to ask how their friends are, and potentially ask twice if they think they might be struggling. This assembly is based on our most recent campaign film. 
    Download the session outline
    Download the PowerPoint presentation
    Watch the Ask Twice film
     
  4. What is mental health?
    This assembly highlights that we all have mental health, and provide a brief introduction to what mental health problems are.
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  5. Mental health and me
    Key objective: to get students thinking about the ways they can look after their own mental health. 
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  6. This generation
    This assembly highlights the impact of stigma and discrimination and encourage students to take action to challenge it. 
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    Download the PowerPoint presentation

15 minute assemblies:

  1. 15 minute assembly and guidance notes
  2. Chris' Story: this assembly features the story of Chris, who experienced psychosis. 

Small group sessions

If you have a small group, use one of our ready-made session plans to get your students talking and thinking about mental health. 

  1. Mental health spectrum exercise: this exercise uses case studies to help your students to understand the difference between good wellbeing and poor wellbeing. 
  2. Mental health quiz, true or false: this short quiz will help your students to think about what they already know about mental health, and hopefully also learn something new! 
  3. Graffiti wall: this exercise will get your students brainstorming and discussing the difference between 'mental health' and 'mental illness'. 
  4. Conversation starter: divide your class into pairs or groups and get them to play this fortune teller-style game to start conversations about mental health.