Through analysis of the ‘You can talk’ video, students learn how to respond when they notice a change in a friend.
- Students reflect on and understand the messages communicated in the ‘You can talk’ video, which talks about help-seeking strategies.
By the end of the lesson, students will be able to:
- identify the key messages of the video
- understand what to do if they notice a change in a friend
- explain why partnerships and collaborations are important for public health.
Instructions 5 min
- Ask students to watch the ‘You can talk’ video.
- Students discuss the following questions:
- What is the key message of the video?
- If you notice a change in a friend, what steps does the video suggest you take? Answer: talk to the person, listen, ask if suicidal.
- The clip ‘You can talk’ is a collaboration between a large number of organisations in Australia. Why are campaigns such as this one important?
Additional material for students
Students may have questions about the warnings of suicide, having a conversation with a friend about suicide, or why it is important to talk when feeling down. Encourage students to read:
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