THE YOUTH PACK: helping you help young people. The Samaritans. Free. Tel: 01753 216500
This loose-leaf pack for 11 to 16-year-olds, distributed free to secondary schools, has sections on stress, anxiety and fear, isolation, depression, self-harm and suicide.
These feature background information, well-structured class activities, a teacher's review sheet, a work sheet and suggestions for further work. Teachers' instructions include details on how to develop a constructive ethos in class and show sensitivity to pupils' needs.
The issues are addressed with the understanding that teachers are neither psychologists nor social workers, and schools wishing to address these issues will find the pack an invaluable addition to their resource bank.