This resource explains the difference between counseling and counseling skills, and reviews how mental health issues affect children’s behavior, self-esteem, motivation, and achievement.

The Mental Health Curriculum

The mental health curriculum

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Issues around mental health should be raised with pupils directly through the taught curriculum. This serves to raise awareness, increase knowledge, improve skills and reduce stigma. The following classroom materials are designed for use during PSHE time or for small group use.

Mental health is promoted through the ethos of the schools and should be enshrined in the relationships, policies and procedures that exist there. However, mental health issues should also form part of the curriculum. A number of subjects will, by their very nature, explore matters relating to feelings and matters of life and death. Indeed, it could be argued that every subject on the school curriculum in some way contributes to this aspect of ...

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