*Updated in 2021 to include lessons on change, loss and grief

Our guidance on teaching about mental health and emotional wellbeing through PSHE education was originally produced under a Department for Education grant, and fully updated to match statutory PSHE requirements regarding Health Education, Relationships Education and Relationships and Sex Education (RSE).

It is essential to read the guidance before delivering the accompanying suite of lessons for key stages 1 to 4. These lesson topics include teaching children how to discuss their anxieties and develop coping strategies. Key stage 3 and 4 lessons cover additional topics related to addressing challenging mental health issues.

Free guidance covering key aspects of teaching about mental health effectively and safely.

Statutory-ready KS1-4 lesson plans and resources for members.

Interactive PowerPoint versions of our lesson plans.