Being brave and becoming resilient – YoungMinds & Beano

This lesson introduces children aged 3 to 11 to the concept of resilience and what it means to be brave.


This resource includes a lesson plan, PowerPoint for delivering the lesson and an extension worksheet encouraging children to think about how to be more resilient at school.

The lesson will help children:

  • To understand what it is to be brave
  • To learn what resilience means


Using this resource

This resource is designed for:

  • children aged 3 to 11
  • use with whole classes

There are two packs available for learners in the Foundation Phase and Key Stage 2 in Wales, the First and Second Level in Scotland, and KS1 & 2 in England.


Curriculum links

England - RSHE

Mental wellbeing

Pupils should know:

·         simple self-care techniques, including the importance of rest, time spent with friends and family and the benefits of hobbies and interests

·         where and how to seek support (including recognising the triggers for seeking support), including whom in school they should speak to if they are worried about their own or someone else’s mental wellbeing or ability to control their emotions (including issues arising online)

Wales – Health and Wellbeing

Statement 2 - How we process and respond to our experiences affects our mental health and emotional well-being.

Statement 3 - Our decision-making impacts on the quality of our lives and the lives of others.

Scotland – Health and Wellbeing

Mental and Emotional Wellbeing

• I know that we all experience a variety of thoughts and emotions that affect how we feel and behave, and I am learning ways of managing them.

• I am learning skills and strategies which will support me in challenging times, particularly in relation to change and loss.

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