Suitable for students aged 13-plus, this DVD looks at the basics of good mental health, suggests coping strategies for dealing with stress, sadness and anger, and recognizing when professional help may be necessary.
Using a combination of real kids talking about their problems, two teenage presenters and advice from an adolescent psychologist, the programme explores issues such as:
How do we know we’re healthy?
Dealing with stress and anxiety;
Dealing with sadness and depression;
Dealing with anger and rage; and healthy techniques.
The programme helps enable students to:
- recognize that it is normal for teenagers to experience a wide range of emotions, and learn the importance of good emotional health;
- recognize the warning signs of emotional overload and understand how the body responds to it;
- practice stress-reduction strategies and coping skills that can help teenagers deal with stress, anger and sadness in healthy ways;
- identify the warning signs that indicate a teenager should seek professional help.
A detailed teacher's guide is supplied, which includes photocopiable activity and fact sheets.
DVD Running time: 22mins
Produced by Human Relations Media, USA