Developing a wellness action plan: video for students

Secondary

This webinar for students explores different strategies for managing emotions and improving wellness.

This webinar was initially created to help young people during the coronavirus lockdown, but the strategies shared are relevant at any time.

This video could be used as a standalone session, or as part of a number of sessions teaching a group of young people about how to maintain positive emotional wellbeing and coping strategies.

Using this resource

This resource is designed for:

  • young people aged 16 to 19
  • use with small groups

Curriculum links

England - RSHE

Mental health and wellbeing

By the end of secondary school pupils should know:

· how to talk about their emotions accurately and sensitively, using appropriate vocabulary.

· how to recognise the early signs of mental wellbeing concerns.

Northern Ireland – Learning for Life and Work

Personal development

Key Stage 4 pupils should be enabled to:

· develop an understanding of how to maximise and sustain their own health and well-being

· reflect on, and respond to, their developing concept of self, including managing emotions and reactions to on-going life experiences

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.

Wales - Health and Wellbeing

How we process and respond to our experiences affects our mental health and emotional wellbeing.

Progression step 4: I can identify different strategies to self-regulate my emotions in response to a range of experiences.

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