What’s up with everyone: animated videos and website

Secondary

This series of animated videos and accompanying information for young people aims to increase mental health literacy.

The series of animated videos were created in collaboration with animation studio Aardman, and cover 6 different topics including:

  • perfectionism
  • loneliness & isolation
  • independence
  • social media
  • competitiveness
  • seeking help.

The accompanying webpage for each video shares more information about each topic, and includes suggestions for what young people might do if they’re experiencing any of these issues.

Using this resource

This resource is designed for:

  • young people aged 14 and up
  • use by individual young people

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 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

For early to fourth level (4-14):

· 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 4: I can independently focus attention on my perceptions, thoughts and feelings in order to further develop my self-awareness.

Progression step 5: I can use my self-awareness to appreciate the complexity of my emotions and apply strategies to self-regulate them in a healthy way and to connect with others.

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