RSHE lesson for Key Stage 4: recognising mental ill-health

Secondary

This comprehensive lesson plan from the PSHE Association explores common mental health conditions and how to recognise the signs.

This lesson includes a lesson plan for teachers and accompanying worksheets for students, focusing on signs and symptoms of common mental health conditions.

By the end of the lesson, students will be able to:

  • recognise signs that someone might have mental health issues such as a mood disorder, stress or anxiety
  • explain when and whom to tell if concerned for theirs or someone else’s mental wellbeing
  • describe the range of support available for those with emotional or mental health problems, including how best to access local services.

Using this resource

This resource is designed for:

  • young people aged 14 to 16
  • use with whole classes

This lesson forms part of the PSHE Association’s RSHE-linked lesson plans. You can download the full set on their website.

Curriculum links

England - RSHE

Mental health and wellbeing

By the end of secondary school pupils should know:

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

· common types of mental ill health (e.g. anxiety and depression)

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