Tuesday 24th November 2020

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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: Newport Girls' get AcSEED Award

31st August 2020

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

NEWS: The AcSEED Newsletter

20th May 2018

Read The AcSEED Newsletter for May 2018.

NEWS: New Volunteer Opportunities

11th March 2018

AcSEED is looking for enthusiastic individuals with a passion for improving young people's mental health and wellbeing to help drive the next phase of our growth.

NEWS: The AcSEED Newsletter

11th July 2017

Read The AcSEED Newsletter for July 2017.

NEWS: Farnborough gets AcSEED Award

24th July 2016

Congratulations to The Sixth Form College Farnborough in Hampshire ...

NEWS: Beacon PRU gets AcSEED Award

25th March 2016

Congratulations to The Beacon PRU in Redditch, Worcestershire ...

NEWS: Lordswood get AcSEED Award

25th March 2016

Congratulations to Lordswood Girls' School in Harborne, Birmingham ...

NEWS: Cedars Upper get AcSEED Award

25th March 2016

Congratulations to Cedars Upper School in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire ...

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.