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?
    How do your learners look after their physical health? Discuss how/why – PE, schools clubs, etc. What about mental health/emotions etc? What do they do or do they know others do?  Introduce the See Me ‘What’s on Your Mind’ card & discuss how it might be helpful
    Discuss issues such as stigma around mental health/wellbeing [Stigma Free Lanarkshire, See Me]
    Watch some of the videos related to mental health and stigma, discuss the issues that arise –
    Samaritans resource for teachers
    [link with SAMH resource]
  2. What do we need to know?
    What is Self-Care and how can we do it? Explore emotions – what are they? How do these change – through out a day/week etc?
    5 ways of wellbeing
    Discuss the 5 ways of wellbeing – do you already do any of these things? How do they make you feel? What do we do in school that links?
    What else can we do?
    (Some examples of self-care strategies learners could try in class – mindfulness, visualisations, meditation, yoga, journaling, Apps such as NHS Well Mind, Calm, Headspace, Mind Tynseside Mood Tracker etc.)
    Talking Therapies – what are they? Talking Therapy & Counselling 2018 (PDF)
    How to look after mental wellbeing Mental Wellbeing 2016 (PDF)
    MNF activities:
    StressLESS Module 2 – Let’s talk about stress
    Let’s Talk About Stress Activity (PNG)
    Mountain of Anxiety Appendix (PNG)
    StressLESS Module 4 – Bring Your A Game (PDF)
    StressLESS Module 6 – Rant to Relax (PDF)
    [link with 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)
    [ADD NHSL Health Literacy resource link]
  3. What’s happening here / locally? / What could we do next?
    Learners could discuss/explore/examine:
    Organisations that can help in an emergency
    Breathing Space Call 8000 83 85 87, Samaritans Call 116 123 or Text 07725 90 90 90, ChildLine Call 0800 1111, Young Scot 0808 801 0338 – can we find out about any other organisations; local/national?
    Discuss how, why, when you/someone you know may need to take further steps to support mental wellbeing.  Explore links and local organisations that can provide support and advice.
    What do we do as a school – mental health ambassadors etc. Can I discuss who/where I can go for help, advice and support? Discuss how you would be able to identify that someone else needed some help with their mental wellbeing – who could help you?
    [link with SAMH resource]