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Talking Racism and Mental Health in Schools

The Anna Freud Centre have recently released  a brand-new podcast series – it’s called Talking racism and mental health in schools.

Racism has a detrimental impact on the lives of Black and racially minoritised young people, and when experienced it affects both their mental health and potential to thrive.

The podcast series features experts in mental health, education and anti-racism exploring topics like representation, culture and community, and provides advice and practical steps to support all education staff to create a whole school community which is anti-racist.

Guests on the podcast include former teacher, campaigner, author and speaker the Honourable Stuart Lawrence, and Eve Doran, researcher at Black Learning Achievement and Mental Health (BLAM). The podcast episodes also feature the voices and experiences of teachers.

 

KS2 Wellbeing Toolkit

The Wellbeing Toolkit from the City of Wolverhampton Council has just achieved the PSHE Association Quality Mark for PSHE education resources. This free-to-download Toolkit supports pupils to understand the importance of taking care of their mental health and offers them key knowledge alongside practical skills and strategies.

The Toolkit includes six upper key stage 2 lesson plans with PowerPoint slides as well as teacher guidance and accompanying resources.

The content in each lesson aims to develop pupils’ knowledge, understanding and skills in a developmental and practical way. Activities provide opportunities for pupils to apply their learning and to identify different strategies they can use, including problem solving skills and handling emotions to help develop their resilience.

Download the Wellbeing Toolkit

New 'Better Health' Bullying and Cyberbullying Resources

The ‘Better Health: Every Mind Matters’ suite of free PSHE education lesson plans and resources supports primary and secondary school teachers to promote the health and wellbeing of their pupils.

The latest lesson plans, which have received the PSHE Association Quality Mark, help pupils discuss the emotional impact of bullying, while exploring how to respond safely.

Research shows that one in four children who experienced online bullying did not report it to anyone.

These new Better Health lesson plans — one for Year 6 pupils and another for KS3-4 — use scenario-based activities to explore with pupils how they can support each other and seek help.

The materials are launched to coincide with Anti-Bullying Week 2021 and will help you meet the statutory RSHE requirements to teach about different types of bullying (including cyberbullying).

Download bullying and cyberbullying resources

 

'Soaper Heroes' Primary Lesson Plans

Lifebuoy’s ‘Soaper Heroes UK’ primary PSHE education lesson plans have been awarded the PSHE Association Quality Mark.

The lessons will help KS1&2 pupils to explore how handwashing protects themselves and others. The accompanying teacher guidance contains relevant statistics on personal health and hygiene and advice on how to link the resources to wider school policies on safeguarding and attendance.

There are two lessons in total — one for KS1 and another for KS2 — both teaching pupils how to wash and sanitise their hands effectively, and encouraging them to reflect on hand hygiene as personal and social responsibility.

Pupils learn:

  • Why hand hygiene is important to prevent the spread of germs
  • How to ensure handwashing and sanitising is effective
  • How hand hygiene links to responsibilities to help keep ourselves and others healthy

To download the lessons, follow the link below and select ‘Teacher Register’ to register your details and download the ‘PSHE Resources 5-11yrs’ file.

Download the 'Soaper Heroes' PSHE Lesson Plans

Drug and alcohol education lesson plans and resources for pupils with SEND

The PSHE Association are launching drug and alcohol schemes of work for pupils with SEND, developed for Public Health England. This resource pack includes three lesson plans and resources for pupils aged 7-11 and three for pupils aged 13-15, as well as a comprehensive teacher guidance document.

Suitable for pupils with SEND in both special and mainstream settings, these materials explore the facts, laws, risks and consequences associated with drug and alcohol use, as well as the dangers of household products and prescribed medications. Your pupils will be equipped to manage influences and pressure, and given the knowledge, understanding, skills and strategies to stay healthy and safe.

The lessons address explicit drug and alcohol education included in the PSHE Association Planning Framework for Pupils with SEND and the DfE statutory guidance for Relationships Education/ Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education (RSHE).

Materials are free for everyone to download in PDF format, with additional PowerPoint versions available exclusively to members of the PSHE Association, complete with:

  • Teacher-only slides with clear guidance notes to support you through lesson delivery
  • Pupil-facing slides to support engaging lessons

Download SEND Drug and Alcohol Schemes of Work

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