Respectful Relationships

What is a respectful relationship?

ReachOut Australia has conducted extensive research into the mental health and wellbeing needs of young people in building respectful relationships with each other and the wider community.

We believe that schools are one of the best places to support young people’s mental health and wellbeing.

This resource has been designed to support the development of a whole-school approach to building respectful relationships among students by exploring a range of qualities and characteristics that promote and develop empathy, resilience and inclusivity. Student lessons have been designed to provide opportunities for teachers to guide discussions, address concerns, and help students to work through sensitive and complex issues.

These resources were produced thanks to support from Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN.

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Classroom resources

Designed to be engaging and relevant to your students

Exploring identity and inclusivity

This lesson explores skills and strategies that can be used to promote inclusivity, equality and respectful relationships.

7-8

60 minutes

Help-seeking strategies

This lesson explores skills and strategies that can be used to manage challenges and seek help.

7-8

60 minutes

Building respect in relationships

Students will learn about inclusivity, exploring ways to celebrate diversity and build respect in relationships.

9-10

60 minutes

Enhancing interpersonal skills

Students explore ways to celebrate diversity, and identify the interpersonal skills that help in forming respectful relationships and what influences inclusivity in relationships.

9-10

60 minutes

Wellbeing Fives

Energise, refocus and develop wellbeing in your students in 5 minutes

Circle chat: Inclusivity

Students reflect on inclusion as a human right and build on appreciating the contributions of others.

7-10

5 minutes

Top 10 Rules

Help students build on their understanding of what's essential to respectful relationships.

7-10

5 minutes

Acrostic Words: Respectful Relationships

Students can articulate networks of support themes for respectful relationships.

7-10

5 minutes

Hashtags: Respectful relationships

Use online messaging to promote diversity and inclusivity.

7-10

5 minutes

Resources for parents and carers

Share with parents and carers to support a whole school approach to student wellbeing

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