Tes and BBC partner for live mental health lesson

The key stage 2 lesson will be live-streamed to mark World Mental Health Day on Thursday 10 October

Tes Reporter

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BBC Teach and Tes have partnered to promote and host a special live lesson to mark World Mental Health Day next Thursday.

The lesson – which will take place at 2pm on 10 October – will focus on emotional wellbeing, resilience and growth mindset. It will also include tips for self-care.

Aimed at key stage 2 students, the lesson will be hosted by YoungMinds ambassador and host of BBC Radio 1's Life Hacks Katie Thistleton, who will be joined by psychologist Hazel Harrison.

It will be live-streamed on BBC Teach, and will be made available for catch-up on Tes Resources in the days that follow. There will be classroom resources to accompany the lesson, too.

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Helen Foulkes, head of content production at BBC Education, said: “Our research suggests that resilience is one of the key issues teachers have to contend with in the classroom. They’re looking for ways to help children deal with setbacks and to stay motivated when they’re feeling vulnerable or things aren’t going their way.  

“Encouraging them to develop a growth mindset is one of the key ways to tackle this issue, so we’re aiming to give children some of the tools they need to achieve that.”

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