What is mental health stigma?

Secondary

A PowerPoint presentation, for use in class or an assembly, exploring the impact of mental health stigma.

This PowerPoint features a young person sharing their story and explores the impact of mental health stigma on young people.

This resource was created by the Time to Change campaign to end mental health discrimination. It introduces young people to the concept of mental health stigma and discrimination, sharing examples they may have come across in everyday life. It then looks at the impact this may have on those with mental health issues.

Using this resource

This resource is designed for:

  • use by young people aged 11 to 16
  • use with whole classes or year 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.

Northern Ireland – Learning for Life and Work

Personal Health

KS3 pupils should have opportunity to:

· Investigate the influences on physical and emotional /mental personal health

Key Stage 4 pupils should be enabled to:

·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 am aware of and able to express my feelings and am developing the ability to talk about them.

· 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 3: I can see the benefits of communicating about feelings as one of a range of strategies which can help promote positive mental health and emotional well-being.

Progression step 4: I can advocate the benefits of communicating about feelings as one of a range of strategies which can help promote positive mental health and emotional well-being.

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