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Current Affairs

Task 1: Let’s begin by looking at today’s current affairs.

 

Watch todays bulletin by using the link below;

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/news/watch_newsround

 

Task 2:

Discuss with your pod, or family at home what you have seen.

You might discuss:

Do any of the reports surprise you?

Do you agree/disagree with any of the reports?

Which one was the most interesting?

Did the bulletin give you all the answers you wanted? If not, what questions do you have and where could you find the answers?

 

Task 3:

Look at the first slide on the PowerPoint to remind yourself of what we looked at last week – challenges and support.

 

This week we are going to look at the ‘Thoughts, Feelings and Action’ cycle. Look at the scenario (1) on the PowerPoint, at each slide stop and discuss in your Pod or with your family at home.

 

Can you think of another scenario that follows this cycle?

 

Task 4:

Read the slide – Breaking the cycle.  Discuss in your Pod or with your family at home the following questions – based on scenario 1

 

What clues or signs might the person in scenario 1 notice in themselves?

What clues or signs might the person’s friends or family members have notices that would suggest they might need some help?

How could you ‘break the cycle’ at different points? (thoughts, feelings, action)

What can we do to help our mental health? 

What would you suggest if a person starts to feel sad, anxious or worried about something?

 

Extension:

Read through the rest of the scenarios on the PowerPoint use the questions above to help you.

  • Has the cycle started?
  • Are there any signs or clues that show tis person might be in need of some help or advice because their worries are getting TOO BIG for them to manage?
  • Suggest what could the help or advice be? 
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