Supporting a friend with stress

Students learn how to support a friend who is experiencing stress.

Year Level



5 minutes


  • In class activity
  • Online learning

SEL Competencies

  • Social awareness
  • Responsible decision-making
  • Relationship skills

Learning Intention

Students can support a friend who is experiencing stress.

Key Outcomes

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

  • identify practical solutions for coping with stress.
Activity 01

Instructions 5 min

  1. Students watch the video ‘The ups and downs of stress’.
  2. Refer students to the article ‘Helping a friend with stress’.
  3. Working in pairs, students suggest some practical ways to cope with stress. Examples include getting together regularly to exercise, or agreeing always to be honest when checking in with others. Make these suggestions visible.