Looking for material to help you to talk to young people about mental health? We've got a variety of assemblies, lesson and session resources and short activities for you to use.

 

Assemblies 

Short activities

Lesson and session resources

Engaging with parents

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Assemblies 

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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Short activities

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.

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Lesson and session resources

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.

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Sessions for Staff

Engaging with parents

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
  • Website - encourage parents to visit our dedicated web pages for more information

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