Mental health is becoming a greater concern for young people, with up to 80% of students reporting that their studies have been affected by mental health issues (https://headspace.org.au/blog/majority-of-aussie-students-stressed-depressed/). You might have noticed that some of your students have been struggling with the demands of study and life.
We have gathered some resources, including lesson plans, curriculum linked resources, and tips and tricks for teachers to help spread awareness and teach students about mental health.
Lesson Plans & Downloadable Resources
- ReachOut – curriculum linked classroom resources, activities and other resources
- HeadStrong 2.0 – curriculum linked resources from the Black Dog Institute
- R U OK? – curriculum linked secondary school toolkit
- WAAMH – downloadable posters and brochures
- Be You – resources for educators from Beyond Blue
- Beyond Blue Secondary Schools Program – for years 8, 9 and 10
- Talking About Mental Illness – video resources to use in the classroom from the Black Dog Institute
- SANE Australia – mental illness in youth fact sheets
- Peer Support Australia – a non-profit organisation that works with schools to support student wellbeing
- NSW Education – student health and wellbeing support in schools
- QLD Education – supporting students’ wellbeing and health
- VIC Education – promoting health and wellbeing in schools
- ACT Education – health and wellbeing approaches in schools
- SA Education – health, e-safety and wellbeing
- WA Education – student mental health
- NT Education – health and wellbeing of students
- TAS Education– child and student wellbeing
Take a look at some of Study Work Grow’s other resources for teachers as well.