If you’re experiencing bullying, looking after yourself can help reduce your stress levels and make you feel more positive and hopeful.
- Students can explain self-care tips that can be used if they have experienced bullying.
By the end of the lesson, students will be able to:
- describe some practical self-care strategies to use after a bullying experience
- identify the self-care strategies they would find most beneficial to use after a bullying experience.
Instructions 5 min
- As a group, watch the video clip ‘Ways to take care of yourself if you’re being bullied’, which shares self-care tips from young people who have experienced bullying.
- Ask the students to work with a partner and discuss the following:
'What are five practical ways someone can take care of themselves after a bullying experience'
- What are five practical ways someone can take care of themselves after a bullying experience?
- Ask the student pairs to write their ideas on sticky notes and place them on a whole-class list on butcher’s paper or a whiteboard.
- Share the students’ ideas as a group. Ask them to write down three strategies they would find useful in this situation.
Experiencing bullying can have a negative impact on your mental health and wellbeing. Identifying ways to look after yourself if you are bullied can be a helpful self-care strategy.
More information for students
‘5 ways to look after yourself’: ReachOut.click/wb5selfcare
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