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