Community action plan

Students develop ideas to contribute to a community action plan for promoting help-seeking at their school.

Year Level

7-10

Duration

5 minutes

Type

  • In class activity
  • Year assembly activity

SEL Competencies

  • Social awareness
  • Responsible decision-making

Learning Intention

  • Students know how to promote help-seeking at their school.

Key Outcomes

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

  • identify practical ways to promote help-seeking at their school
  • contribute to a health promotion strategy at their school.
Activity 01

Instructions 5 min

  1. Remind students of the importance of seeking professional help when concerned about their own mental health or that of a friend.
  2. Provide each student with three Post-it notes. Ask students to write down three practical ways their school could promote and reduce the stigma around help-seeking. Place the notes on a whiteboard. Answers could include: normalise visits to the school counsellor; set up an information board; have mental health Fridays.
  3. Cluster Post-it notes into key themes that can be recorded and shared with the SRC, student leadership group or executive wellbeing staff.