This term in PSHE, we are focusing on our Mental Health and Wellbeing. We agreed as a class that this is a particularly important topic to cover right now, as SATs are soon approaching and as the pupils will be moving onto High School later on this year.
We have watched videos and discussed what anxiety and depression mean, how this can be spotted within ourselves and others, what can cause it, and what types of support are out there for young people who are struggling with their mental health.
The pupils look forward to this lesson every week as it allows them to share their thoughts, fears and worries in a safe space, as well as learning more about how to support others. Our discussions are always mature and feature some well-thought out answers.