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. Further information and training available by contacting HSE [email protected]
|Self-awareness and personal skills
Little Things Campaign (HSE): This 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.
Dove Choose Beautiful: This short video is a good conversation starter about body image and self esteem
Bodywise information sheet about eating disorders: Advice and support for teachers
BodyWhys has developed a range of resources to support learning and teaching about eating disorders and body image issues and critical media literacy among adolescents. Available on request from [email protected]
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.
Jigsaw online: The National Centre for Youth Mental Health website provides young people with information and support to help them deal with a range of challenges.
Relaxation techniques: (DE/NEPS)
Just Breath: Short video about anger and using breath to manage anger ( Mindful Schools)
Wellbeing toolkit for post primary schools: A resource produced by the National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS) in the context of Covid-19 which is also useful in a wider context
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.
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: Resources developed by TUSLA
Experiencing grief and loss: An information sheet for young people about grief and loss from the Australian youth mental health foundation.
Dealing with Grief and Loss: Information for young people from jigsawonline.ie
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.
JigsawOnline: 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.
Guidance: Guidance on how to identify reliable and age appropriate websites.
Sample sites to review with students to build health literacy skills
Looking after your mental health: A HSE website
Mind My Selfie: A website with resources for young people
Barnardos: Resources for young people
BelongTo: An organization 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.
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.
|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.
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.
Jesy Nelson’s Odd One Out documentary about online bullying: Provides a stimulus to discuss different types of abusive and bullying behavior and its impact on individuals and their relationships.
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 provides a comprehensive overview of youth mental health.