Mindout 2: This is is a programme of 12 lessons for 15-18 yr olds, developed by the HSE to support young people’s social and emotional wellbeing. The programme focuses on the development of 5 core competencies for social and emotional learning - self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship management and responsible decision-making (revised 2017).
|Self-awareness and personal skills
Little Things Campaign : This HSE campaign focuses on sharing evidence-based, simple and powerful day-to-day steps - little things that we can all do to protect our mental health. (2018).
Dove Choose Beautiful : This short video is a good conversation starter about body image and self-esteem. Developed as part of a larger awareness campaign by Dove (2015).
BodyWhys have developed a range of resources to support learning and teaching about eating disorders and body image issues and critical media literacy among adolescents.
MindYourSelfie : Resources developed by St Patrick’s Mental Health Services to help young people combat life’s stresses and promote positive mental health in their lives (2021).
Jigsaw Online : Jigsaw has developed a toolkit to support school staff to build the mental health literacy of young people, support them to manage their mental health and to develop help-seeking skills (2021).
Relaxation techniques: (DE/NEPS)
Wellbeing toolkit for post primary schools : Developed by NEPS for post primary schools, in the context of Covid-19 which is also useful in a wider context (2020).
Study Stress : Reachout is Australia’s leading online mental health organisation for young people. Activities here include suggestions for how to adopt a growth mindset, how to manage stress and tips for building effective study habits. It was developed for 16-18 year olds.
Jigsaw : The National Centre for Youth Mental Health website provides information and support to help them deal with a range of challenges.
Parenting positively - Helping teenagers to deal with death : Helping teenagers to deal with death. This series was produced by Tusla - Child and Family Agency and Barnardos (2015).
Experiencing grief and loss : An information sheet for young people about grief and loss. Developed by the Australian youth mental health foundation. Further information available here.
Dealing with Grief and Loss : Information for young people from jigsawonline.ie (2020).
Resources to support young people dealing with death : Expert resources developed by Barnardos.
|Mental ill-health and mental illness
Mental Health : Reachout is Australia’s leading online mental health organisation for young people. This site provides suggestions on how to increase students’ knowledge of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, and eating disorders. Each resource is catered to a different age group.
Jigsaw : This wesbite has information, exercises and tools that young people may find helpful to support their mental health and help deal with difficulties.
Living with the Black Dog : A WHO short video that provides a guide for carers, family and those living with or suffering from depression (2014).
Guidance : A webpage on how to identify reliable and age appropriate websites (2021).
Sample sites to review with students to build health literacy skills
Looking after your mental health : A HSE website with resources on how to support your mental wellbeing.
#MindYourSelfie : An annual social media campaign, hosted by St Patrick's Mental Health Services, to encourage conversations around mental health.
Barnardos : Resources for young people.
BelongTo : An organisation working to ensure that LGBTI+ young people are equal, safe, and valued in the diversity of their identities and experiences.
Reachout : Reachout is Australia’s leading online mental health organisation for young people. Each resource is catered to a different age group.
Jigsaw / Working with young people : Here you can take an online course about building mental health literacy and learn how to promote positive mental health in schools. Jigsaw offers support and advice to young people aged 12-25 years old.
|Dealing with abusive behaviour
Senior Cycle Personal Safety Resource Pack : A programme of lessons developed by the PDST that explores relationships, consent, domestic and gender-based violence and much more (2016).
BodyRight : A set of 4 workshops developed by the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre to teach about sexual violence, consent, online coercion and supporting someone who has been abused (2017).
Jesy Nelson’s 'Odd One Out' documentary : Provides a stimulus to discuss different types of abusive and bullying behaviour and its impact on individuals and their relationships (2019).
Jigsaw / Working with parents : This provides information created by Jigsaw clinicians about how parents and guardians can support young people’s mental health.
A mental health resource for youth workers and volunteers : This resource, produced by Headstrong - The National Centre for Youth Mental Health, provides a comprehensive overview of youth mental health.