Suggested Experiences & Outcomes

Responsibility of All Mental & Emotional Wellbeing

  • I am aware of and able to express my feelings and am developing the ability to talk about them. HWB 3-01a
  • 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. HWB 3-02a
  • I understand that there are people I can talk to and that there are a number of ways in which I can gain access to practical and emotional support to help me and others in a range of circumstances. HWB 3-03a
  • I understand that my feelings and reactions can change depending upon what is happening within and around me. This helps me to understand my own behaviour and the way others behave. HWB 3-04a
  • I understand the importance of mental wellbeing and that this can be fostered and strengthened through personal coping skills and positive relationships. I know that it is not always possible to enjoy good mental health and that if this happens there is support available. HWB 3-06a
  • I am learning skills and strategies which will support me in challenging times, particularly in relation to change and loss. HWB 3-07a
  • I understand that people can feel alone and can be misunderstood and left out by others. I am learning how to give appropriate support. HWB 3-08a

Responsibility of All Social Wellbeing

  • I recognise that each individual has a unique blend of abilities and needs. I contribute to making my school community one which values individuals equally and is a welcoming place for all. HWB 3-10a
  • I value the opportunities I am given to make friends and be part of a group in a range of situations. HWB 3-14a

Responsibility of All Physical Wellbeing

  • I am developing my understanding of the human body and can use this knowledge to maintain and improve my wellbeing and health. HWB 3-15a
  • I am learning to assess and manage risk, to protect myself and others, and to reduce the potential for harm when possible. HWB 3-16a
  • I know and can demonstrate how to keep myself and others safe and how to respond in a range of emergency situations. HWB 3-17a

Benchmarks: Accesses opportunities to develop / achieve in sport and/or outdoor learning within place of learning and wider community.

Evaluates own lifestyle in respect of daily physical activity, diet, rest and sleep and impact on health and wellbeing.

Explains the impact of an energy imbalance on health and wellbeing, for example, becoming overweight, lethargy.

Responsibility of All Health & Wellbeing

  • I am experiencing enjoyment and achievement on a daily basis by taking part in different kinds of energetic physical activities of my choosing, including sport and opportunities for outdoor learning, available at my place of learning and in the wider community. HWB 3-25a
  • I have investigated the role of sport and the opportunities it may offer me. I am able to access opportunities for participation in sport and the development of my performance in my place of learning and beyond. HWB 3-26a
  • I can explain why I need to be active on a daily basis to maintain good health and try to achieve a good balance of sleep, rest and physical activity. HWB 3-27a
  • I can explain the links between the energy I use while being physically active, the food I eat, any my health and wellbeing. HWB 3-28a

Suggested Learning Intentions

  • To learn to understand my emotions and those of others.
  • To develop my understanding of strategies to support wellbeing.
  • To investigate how I can look after my own, and others, wellbeing.

Suggested Success Criteria (I can...)

  • I can explain and discuss the impact of feelings and emotions on my own and others behaviour.
  • I can discuss and demonstrate strategies I could use to make informed choices in stressful/challenging situations.
  • I can demonstrate how my physical wellbeing impacts my feelings and explain how these can affect my behaviour.

Suggested Learning Experiences

These suggested activities/tasks are for group work within a classroom. Please select activities/tasks that are most relevant to the needs of your learners and school community. Please use your professional judgement as to how best to deliver these types of activities/tasks/content with your learners and which other staff may also be able to provide support/differentiation to meet their needs.

  1. What do we know?
    Discuss with learners what they already know about mental wellbeing. What is mental wellbeing? What is the difference between mental wellbeing and mental illness? What is a mental health problem?  Some of your learners may have used Emotion Works etc. in their primary school setting.  What emotions do you know? Can you explore/explain/discuss?
    Feelings Wordlist (JPG)
    Basic Emotions (JPG)
    Feelings Chart (JPG
    (This video from East Renfrewshire Council may be of interest )
    StressLESS Module 1 – What does mental health mean to you? (Activity & accompanying MH Continuum appendix)
    PEP Week 1 Mental Health Spectrum Scenario Cards (PDF)
    PEP Factsheet 1 (PDF)
    PEP Week 1 Mental Health Spectrum Activity (PDF)
    PEP Mental Health Week 2 Myths & Facts Cards (PDF)
    The True/False statements from MHF may be a useful starting point
    PEP Mental Health Week 2 Myths & Facts Cards (PDF)
    Also, Myths & Facts (also YouTube video stories)
    Teacher can facilitate discussion around this topic:
    [add link to SAMH resource]
  2. What do we need to know?
    Use information from the organisation below [insert Facts & Statistics17, Anxiety, Depression, Eating Disorders, Self Harm PDFs] to discuss mental wellbeing.  In groups pupils may wish to discuss what this means to them/their context.
    What is the mental wellbeing spectrum? What information/data is there about general population/young people and mental wellbeing? Pupils could bring together/explore further aspects of mental wellbeing. Discuss what you think when you talk about mental wellbeing? What are the different aspects? What about stigma & discrimination PEP Factsheet 1 (PDF). What is self-care? How can we look after our general mental wellbeing?
    MHF – ‘About Mental Health’
    Mind Ed (this is an NHS England resource – login to access information and resources)
    NHS You Alright?
    Young Minds – self-harm what is it? What to do
    [add/link to SAMH resource]
    Stigma Free Lanarkshire resources may be useful in these discussions:
    Young People and Mental Health Stigma (PDF)
    Stigma Free Lanarkshire Language Poster (PDF)
    Signposting Young People (PDF)
    Samaritans resource for teachers
    [ADD NHSL Health Literacy resource link]
  3. What’s happening here / locally? / What could we do next?
    Learners could discuss/explore/examine:
    What is important for you/our school/community? What impact does mental wellbeing have on other aspects of life? What support services are there locally? Discuss why you might want to use a support service/if you were worried about someone?
    Support in Mind Scotland
    Time to change
    [Add link to SAMH resource]