'Health From Here to Where' resources

'Health From Here to Where' resources

The PSHE Association has collaborated with RSPH and the Health Foundation to create free to download lesson plans, teacher guidance and a wealth of accompanying materials which focus on the factors that influence our health and wellbeing.

The lessons (downloadable below) take their inspiration from a dystopian short story by Tim Byrne, which won a national competition run by RSPH and the Health Foundation. The focus throughout the lessons is on raising awareness of steps young people can take to support their physical and emotional health whilst recognising the influences, limitations and constraints on these decisions.

Aimed at year 9 and 10 students, this resource seeks to support schools to build student resilience to unhealthy wellbeing choices. It helps raise awareness of the social, environmental and economic factors that influence our health such as our education and employment opportunities; our housing; our social networks; where we live, and the extent such factors facilitate exercise, a good diet and social connection. It also helps students develop skills such as critical evaluation of advertising and problem-solving.

The included guidance maps the resource themes to the PSHE education programme of study plus there are a range of opportunities for cross-curricular links with subjects such as English and Citizenship.

Subject Specialist Anne Bell comments that:
“These lessons provide an ideal way to open up conversations about health, to go deeper with mature learners and focus on the wider factors which influence both our health-related behaviours and our health outcomes. We are delighted to award it our Quality Mark for best practice PSHE resources”

Jo Bibby, Director of Strategy at the Health Foundation, said:
“The factors that influence our health go beyond personal choices. We are all shaped by the wider context in which we live our lives. These resources are an excellent opportunity for young people to understand how the decisions they make are shaped by the environment around them, and the consequences for their wellbeing and health”

Shirley Cramer CBE, Chief Executive of RSPH, said:
“Tim Byrne’s compelling dystopian vision provides us with a fantastic opportunity to engage young people with the factors that shape the health and wellbeing of us all, from education, employment and housing, to social networks – both real-world and digital. By crafting such a high quality learning resource, the PSHE Association have helped us use this story to build the resilience of young people and really get them thinking about how to help shape their world for the better.”

Date uploaded: 21 Oct 2018

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At a glance:


Resource type(s)

Lesson plans and top tips

Subject(s)

Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health
Healthy Lifestyles

Levels

Key Stage 3
Key Stage 4

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