Coping strategies

Students use a case study to understand the role that coping skills and support services play in managing mental health issues.

Year Level

7-10

Duration

5 minutes

Type

  • In class activity
  • Whole-school and year assemblies

SEL Competencies

  • Social awareness
  • Responsible decision-making

Learning Intention

  • Students can identify strategies to use to support a young person with a mental health issue.

Key Outcomes

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

  • identify coping strategies or support services to use to support a young person with a mental health issue.

Activity 01

Instructions 5 min

  • As a group, watch the video clip ‘How Jasmine dealt with anxiety and depression at high school’.
  • On a blank piece of paper, draw an outline of your hand. On each finger, write down a coping strategy or support service that Jasmine could use to assist her in coping with her anxiety and depression – e.g. exercise (coping strategy), psychologist (support service).