The free ‘Every Mind Matters’ (formerly ‘Rise Above’) suite of PSHE education lesson plans and resources from Public Health England supports primary and secondary school teachers to promote the health and wellbeing of their pupils.
These resources feature peer-to-peer activities, self-reflection and discussion ideas based around influencer and youth-led videos.
The latest lesson plans explore the important relationship between physical and mental wellbeing. Two separate lesson plans are available — one for Year 6 pupils and another for KS3-4 — covering:
• the link between physical and mental wellbeing
• strategies for improving physical and mental wellbeing
• ways to help those who need support with their wellbeing
The accompanying resources have been developed with teachers and are designed to support the evidence-based ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’ steps. They include short, fun activities and are supported by a video featuring MC Malik who discusses how he uses physical activity to support his mental health.
There are also resources on alcohol, body image in a digital world, building connections, bullying and cyberbullying, online stress and FOMO, dealing with change, forming positive relationships, social media, transition to secondary school, unhelpful thoughts, worry and exam stress.