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This is how we share information and good practices relating to mental health and wellbeing support in schools and colleges

What's New

NEWS: The AcSEED Newsletter

14th December 2020

AcSEED Newsletter for December 2020

NEWS: On-line Wellbeing Support

11th December 2020

Kooth: An on-line Mental Health Support Platform

NEWS: Mental Health in Schools Conference

11th November 2020

Report from the Westminster Insight conference on Mental Health and Wellbeing in Schools

NEWS: Fairfield Road Accreditation

20th October 2020

Fairfield Road Primary School receive AcSEED Award

NEWS: Newport Girls' get AcSEED Award

31st August 2020

Congratulations to Newport Girls' High School in Shropshire ...

NEWS: First AcSEED Wellbeing Centre

25th June 2019

Trinity School and College opens the first AcSEED Wellbeing Centre

Planning a lesson

When planning a lesson on mental health you may consider covering the following topics:

  • What is mental health?
  • How can we look after our mental health?
  • What might cause mental illness?
  • The link between, thoughts, emotions and behaviour
  • When does something become a mental illness?
  • The stigma of mental illness
  • The importance on culture and context
  • Where to go for support
  • How to support a friend

It should be noted that some students may find the topic of mental wellbeing distressing especially if they, a friend or family member suffer with mental illness. Teachers should be mindful that a certain amount of sensitivity is required from them. Both at the start and end of the lesson students should be encouraged to seek support if they find themselves distressed by what has been discussed.