Public Health England (PHE) has developed a series of new resources for secondary school teachers to use in their lesson plans as part of the Rise Above for Schools programme. The resources will help teachers to engage pupils with coping strategies about ‘traditional’ health issues, like smoking and alcohol, while also addressing some of the most challenging pressures young people face today in an ‘always on’ social media generation.
The 7 Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) lesson plans have been accredited by the PSHE Association and piloted with teachers, ensuring they are robust and of the highest quality. The resources include a range of techniques for teachers to employ to enable pupils to safely learn, explore and discuss coping strategies for dealing with issues, such as:
- bullying and cyberbullying
- alcohol use and smoking
- positive relationships and friendships
- exam stress
- online stress and social media
- body image in a digital world
PHE/PSHE Association are developing lesson plans on consent and puberty to be available in early 2018.