Statistically, three students in every class in your school will experience a mental health problem. And, if we are to end discrimination and stigma, talking about our mental health should be as everyday and ordinary as talking about our physical health.

The Make Time Programme helps you address this topic in 4 simple, short sessions. 

The four sessions

Week 1: Make Time to learn about mental health
Introducing the Make Time programme and concepts of metal health, mental health problems and mental health stigma and discrimination.

Make Time introductory booklet (the Make Time Programme was rolled out in November 2014 and 400 schools participated, this booklet gives more information on the programme as a whole as it was originally designed and how to use the resources)

Week 1 session plan

Week 1 presentation

Make Time film (YouTube)

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Week 2: Make Time for me
Helping young people to understand that we all have mental health, just as we all have physical health, and that there are ways we can look after ourselves.

Week 2 session plan

Week 2 presentation

Week 2 resilience exercise

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Week 3: Make Time for your mates
Building confidence to be more open about mental health – you don’t have to be an expert – and reminding young people that there are lots of simple ways to be there for friends.

Week 3 session plan

Week 3 presentation

Meet the Wolfpack film (YouTube)

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Week 4: Make Time to stand up to stigma
Giving students a sense of joining a collective voice to challenge mental health stigma and discrimination.

Week 4 session plan

Week 4 presentation

What does stigma feel like? film (YouTube)