Positive choices for a healthy you

Teach your KS2 pupils about mental health with this eight-lesson resource pack.

This resource introduces pupils to the concepts of mental health and wellbeing, and helps to teach them strategies for managing their emotions.

There are eight lessons included in this resource, each focusing on a different topic around mental health and wellbeing. The topics are:

  • Self-worth
  • Personal strengths
  • Positive relationships
  • Emotional wellbeing and mental health
  • Positive choices
  • Coping with feelings
  • Managing conflict
  • Getting help

Each lesson includes:

  • an interactive PowerPoint
  • a guide for teachers about how to deliver the lesson
  • an extension activity, where relevant


Using this resource

This resource is designed for:

  • children aged 7 to 11
  • use with whole classes or smaller groups

There are eight sessions in total. Each session can be delivered as a 45 minute lesson, or the activities may be used separately and delivered in shorter time periods, for example during circle time.

Please note that because these resources are so extensive, they have not been fully quality-assured by our team. The Welsh government is a trusted source for content with its own quality assurance process, so we have still included it. Do read through our guidance for using resources before using this resource.


Curriculum links

Wales – Health and Wellbeing

Statement 1 - Developing physical health and well-being has lifelong benefits.

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.

Statement 4 - How we engage with social influences shapes who we are and affects our health and well-being. 

Statement 5 - Healthy relationships are fundamental to our well-being.  

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