Mental health issues

This lesson focuses on helping students to understand mental health issues.

Year Level



5 minutes


  • In class activity
  • Whole-school and year assemblies
  • Online learning

SEL Competencies

  • Self-management

Learning Intention

Students know how to identify and seek support for mental health issues.

Key Outcomes

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

  • identify the signs and symptoms of a mental health issue
  • explain how a mental health issue can be supported or managed.
Activity 01

Instructions 5 min

  1. As a group, watch the video clip ‘What is mental health?’.
  2. After watching the video, ask students to write down or share with a partner:
    • three signs or symptoms to look for that signify a mental health issue
    • three top tips that could be used to support or manage a mental health issue.