Every Mind Matters teaching resources

Every Mind Matters teaching resources

Free PSHE resources from Public Health England on health, wellbeing and resilience

Every Mind Matters teaching resources from Public Health England are free PSHE resources that support Year 6 primary school teachers and secondary school teachers when promoting positive health, wellbeing and resilience among young people aged 10 to 16 (Year 6, Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4). These resources have been awarded the PSHE Association Quality Mark for effective practice in PSHE teaching and have been reviewed by the NHS.

Using video content co-created by influential young people, such as vloggers and YouTubers, the resources are designed to help you to facilitate open and informed conversations about a range of sometimes challenging areas of PSHE education.

The resources include videos, lesson plans, activity ideas and guidance for teachers on topics such as bullying and cyberbullying, alcohol, positive relationships, smoking, exam stress, dealing with change, transition to secondary school, puberty, online stress, social media and body image in a digital world.

The guidance suggests how to integrate these topics within your planned PSHE programme, enabling students to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes to manage real life situations related to each topic. Materials on further topics will be released later in the school year.

Before you plan and deliver the Every Mind Matters lessons, please read through the Guidance on learning in a safe environment

Download the free lesson plans and materials

PSHE Association Subject Specialist Jenny Fox says:

"Young people today face a range of new pressures that can potentially harm their emotional and physical wellbeing. By addressing these key issues, resources from Every Mind Matters support the important role PSHE education plays in helping young people to make positive, informed choices throughout their lives.

The lesson plans provide opportunities for students to engage in active learning and to discuss and reflect upon the social and emotional aspects of issues they face on a daily basis. The lessons are consistently well matched to the needs of young people and enable them to demonstrate progress as their understanding and skills develop."

  • The resources have been created especially for Year 6 pupils and 11 to 16 year-olds in secondary schools
  • All resources link directly to the PSHE Association Programme of Study for PSHE education
  • The lessons are built around peer-to-peer activities, to facilitate student-led discussion on how they might manage or cope with everyday pressures
  • The lesson plans provide an extensive selection of flexible resources and video content which includes starter activities to help teachers carry out a baseline assessment of students’ prior knowledge and to track their progress.
  • Students also have the opportunity to independently use Every Mind Matters content, allowing them to consolidate their learning and explore topics of interest

Note- in September 2020 the Rise Above for Schools programme was renamed to Every Mind Matters

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