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Task 1: Let’s begin to look by looking todays 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?

 

Task 3:

What is mental health?

Write down or discuss with your pod or family at home what mental health means to you.

 

Watch the following clip using the link below:

https://youtu.be/nCrjevx3-Js

 

Pause at the questions and discuss with your pod or family at home.

Write your ideas down if you want.

Does everyone in your pod/family agree?

What are the different opinions?

 

What can we do when small feelings are bothering us? (1:24)

How are big feelings affecting Jay? (2:31)

If someone wants to tell you something, how could you be a good listener? (3:33)

 

Extension: (Choose at least one of activities below but you can do more if you want)

  • Name five ‘small feelings’ that someone may experience every day. Draw a face to show that ‘small feeling’ – you can be as creative as you like.
  • Suggest three things a friend or someone in your family could do when small feelings are bothering them. 
  • What are big feelings and how do they affect us?
  • Who could you talk to if your big feelings were worrying you? This is personal to you so you might not want to write it down.
  • Create a poster showing how to be a good listener – be as creative as you like!

Answers

Task 1: N/A

Task 2: N/A

 

Task 3:

What is mental health?

Mental health is about our feelings, our thinking, our emotions, and our moods.

 

Mental health: When we hear the term mental health it refers to our balanced state of mental wellbeing and whether we are enjoying life, making the most of it, and managing to cope when things get difficult.

 

This is different to a mental health problem or issue when a person’s mental health becomes out of balance.

 

Watch the following clip using the link below:

https://youtu.be/nCrjevx3-Js

 

What can we do when small feelings are bothering us? (1:24)

  • Do something different that you enjoy, talk to someone you trust, could to 10, deep breaths.

How are big feelings affecting Jay? (2:31)

  • She is behaving differently.
  • Her feelings are too big for her to manage on her own.
  • She is showing anger by kicking the chair across the room.
  • She is not getting her work done.

If someone wants to tell you something, how could you be a good listener? (3:33)

    • Lean forward or sit side by side.
    • Make them feel comfortable
    • Show them eye contact and stay quiet and still.
    • Give them your time and attention.
    • If you can’t help, take them to someone who can – perhaps an adult.
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Extension: (Choose at least one of activities below but you can do more if you want)

  • Name five ‘small feelings’ that someone may experience every day. Draw a face to show that ‘small feeling’ – you can be as creative as you like.
    • Feelings from the clip include excited, silly, angry, nervous, grumpy, confused, lonely, happy, confident.
    • There are many more emotions you may have chosen.
  • Suggest three things a friend or someone in your family could do when small feelings are bothering them.
    • Ideas from the children in the clip include, doing something you enjoy, relaxing in the bath or shower, writing things down – perhaps in a diary, read a book, singing, play a game, count to 10.
    • There are many more activities that you may have chosen.
  • What are big feelings and how do they affect us?
    • They can stop us getting on with our lives.
    • They can change how well we feel.
    • They can change how we behave.
    • They can change how we see the world.
    • They can change how we get on with other people.
  • Who could you talk to if your big feelings were worrying you? This is personal to you so you might not want to write it down.
    • Suggestions from clip include, parents, friends, teacher, siblings,
  • Create a poster showing how to be a good listener – be as creative as you like!
    • Lean forward, sit side by side, make them feel comfortable, listen to them, give them your time and attention. Eye contact, staying quiet and still.
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