Ways to take care of yourself

If you’re experiencing bullying, looking after yourself can help reduce your stress levels and make you feel more positive and hopeful.

Year Level



5 minutes


  • In class activity

SEL Competencies

  • Self-awareness
  • Self-management

Learning Intention

Students will be able to explain self-care tips that can be used if they have experienced bullying.

Key Outcomes

By the end of the lesson, students will be able to:

  • describe some self-care tips for students 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

  1. As a group, watch the ReachOut.com video clip ‘Ways to look after yourself if you’re experiencing bullying’, which shares self-care tips from young people who have experienced bullying.
  2. 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?'
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

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