We've created and shared a wide range of Walk in My Shoes (WIMS) wellbeing activities for secondary school teachers and students.
WIMS School Supports
WIMS School Supports
Our new ‘WIMS School Supports’ series provides sets of presentations and lesson plans designed for teachers to use in the classroom to support students with transitioning back to school under the unusual and challenging circumstances of a global pandemic.
Teachers can now download and use the classroom presentation, which is accompanied by a handout for students, and includes activities and discussion points.
The first set of the series focuses on dealing with change, and empowers students to develop coping skills and prepare for times of transition and adjustment. By the end of the presentation, students will be better equipped to describe the impact that change can have and develop coping strategies for this. It takes roughly 30 minutes to complete, with the option to give extra time to explore the discussion point in more detail. Teachers may wish to consider their students’ personal circumstances when leading the related discussion points and activity.
Dealing with Change
Managing mental health issues in the classroom can be challenging. Our Frame of Mind film resource features clips from entries to our Frame of Mind short film competition. These clips were especially selected because they explore some important mental health themes particularly relevant to young people. The film can be used as a classroom tool to start a discussion about these aspects of mental health and wellbeing. The companion guide provides further information on the topics explored in the film, and suggests questions and discussion points to help you get the conversation started with your class. We recommend allocating up to one hour for viewing this film and completing the exercises contained within the companion guide. We also produced an educational film specifically for school teachers and staff, together with the mental health team at St Patrick's Mental Health Services, that we hope will be of benefit to you and your colleagues.
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