Mental health awareness

Mental health resources to encourage conversation and raise awareness about the importance of mental health

Tes Resources Team

Mental Health Awareness Resources

Resources to start conversations and raise awareness about the importance of mental health

With Mental Health Awareness Week commencing on May 9, it's a good time to start conversations and help your students understand the importance of mental health. From teacher guides to mindfulness activities, we have selected a range of resources that may help to spark some important conversations around mental health.

Resources for primary and secondary

Mindfulness calendar: daily five minute activities
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Mindfulness calendar: daily five minute activities

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This is a two-week calendar with daily mindfulness activity suggestions. The simple, short activities encourage children to focus on what s around them to find a sense of calm. These simple mindfulness activities are designed to help pupils relax physically and emotionally. Pupils should be enco...
Emotion wheel
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Emotion wheel

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The emotion wheel can be used with children of all ages who are struggling to express their current feelings. By identifying an image they can convey their current feelings. Using the wheel regularly throughout the day will help children and young people see the changing nature of their feelings and...
Brain breaks
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Brain breaks

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Brain breaks are mental and physical activities to break up a period of concentration. These brain breaks may be particular useful after spending long periods sitting or using technology. The brain break may be relaxing or energizing, but they are always intended to get the body and mind going and ...
What is Mental Health?
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What is Mental Health?

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Often when we talk about mental health, people immediately think of the negative aspects of certain mental health disorders, such as depression or self-harm. But just like physical health, people can have good mental health or have problems that they need help to overcome. It is important to rememb...
Supporting children and young people with anxiety
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Supporting children and young people with anxiety

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Anxiety disorders are the most commonly diagnosed mental health condition. When a young person is feeling anxious there are a number of signs and symptoms which they may experience both physically and psychologically. It is not surprising that the Coronavirus epidemic is causing increased levels of...
Supporting children and young people with loneliness
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Supporting children and young people with loneliness

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Loneliness is not always visible, but there can be wide-ranging effects on both physical and mental health. It is perfectly possible to be on your own and not feel lonely, and equally possible to be surrounded by people and feel very lonely. People from any background can feel lonely at any time of...

Resources for 17+

What's Up With Everyone?
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What's Up With Everyone?

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**Aardman, the award-winning independent studio, has joined forces with leading researchers and mental health charities on a campaign developed to encourage young people to become more aware of the factors that may be having a negative impact on their mental wellbeing. ** Called What s Up With...

Supporting staff wellbeing