Connectedness and reaching out is about placing importance in help-seeking behaviours through connections with other people as well as having a range of friendship circles that reflect different areas of social need.
This will help young people understand:
- having social/friendship groups can support their resilience
- identifying people/organisations can assist in their development of resilience skills.
Download the lesson/session outline.
Activities have been designed to be standalone or run in a sequence for a 50 minute lesson/session. Templates are linked below for completing the activities.
- Buzz activity: Pictionary (15 minutes)
- Class discussion: Where do we find connections? (10 minutes)
- My connections worksheet (25 minutes)
- Explore ReachOut.com
- Remind students of classroom group agreement/norms (creating a safe and supportive environment).
- Encourage students to see themselves as a collective group when in your classroom. The idea of all working together to achieve a common goal is a good place to start.
- Ask your students to come up with their class common goal. Share this with other classes/year levels.