Talking Mental Health Teacher Toolkit

We know that over 50% of mental illnesses start before the age of 14 and one in 8 children and young people has a mental health disorder. The Talking Mental Health animation and accompanying resources aim to open up conversations with children about mental health in school, at home and with friends.

The Toolkit includes:

  • An assembly plan
  • A lesson plan
  • A set of cross-curricular activities
  • Resources to accompany the above

These plans and acivities have been written by a group of teachers at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families. While we recognise that every school and class is different, we have produced these as a starting point for working with years 5 and 6 at your school.


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  • 01-Talking-Mental-Health-Lesson-Plan.pdf
  • 01-Talking-Mental-Health-Teacher-Toolkit-Intro-for-Web.pdf
  • 02-Talking-Mental-Health-Assembly-Plan.pdf
  • 04-Talking-Mental-Health-Cross-Curricular-Activities.pdf
  • 05-Talking-Mental-Health-Assembly-PowerPoint-Slides.pdf
  • 06-Talking-Mental-Health-Information-Sheet-for-School-Staff.pdf
  • 07-Talking-Mental-Health-Animation-Script.pdf
  • 08-YNTY-School-Poster-Final-NO-NAHT-LOGO.pdf
  • 09-TMH-Resources-Mental-Health-Definition-Poster.pdf
  • 10-TMH-Resources-Small-and-Big-Feelings-Definition-Poster.pdf
  • 11-TMH-Resources-Signposting-Poster.pdf
  • 12-TMH-Resources-Feelings-Worksheet.pdf
  • 13-TMH-Resources-Small-Feelings-Map.pdf
  • 14-TMH-Resources-Sentence-Starters-Worksheet.pdf
  • 15-TMH-Resources-Circle-of-Support-Worksheet.pdf
  • 16-TMH-Resources-Listening-Lines.pdf
  • 17-TMH-Resources-Good-Listener-Worksheet.pdf
  • 18-TMH-Resources-SMILERS-Sheet.pdf
  • 19-TMH-Resources-Stressful-Feelings-Bucket-Worksheet.pdf

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