Mental health campaign offers free resources

Schools are being urged to sign up to a campaign aimed at ending mental health discrimination, with a range of free resources on offer to help tackle this sensitive topic with students.

Statistics show that three students in an average classroom will have a mental health problem and the Time to Change initiative is urging schools to make this November a month of action.

Its “Make Time in November” campaign is asking secondary schools in England to sign up and make use of a range of free resources in assemblies or tutor time.

The resources are aimed mainly at 14 to 18-year-olds, but can be used with year 7 pupils too. They are designed to give school staff a “simple, ready-made structure” for addressing mental health issues. 

The resources comprise four adaptable video-led exercises, each requiring no more than 10 minutes. The idea is to use them across four separate assemblies or tutor sessions. The four are: 

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