An activity that asks young people to confront common misconceptions of mental ill-health.
What you will need: Worksheets and answer sheet
Read the fact sheets on mental ill-health before class, print out worksheets and answer sheets
What to do:
- Hand out the worksheets to each pupil and ask them to answer the questions on the sheet and give reasons in the space provided for their answer. Give them 5-10 minutes to do this.
- Once they have finished, go through each statement, get a class response and discuss their answers.
- For homework, the pupils can take the second part of the myth sheet home and quiz someone at home, thus providing that person with informed answers as well. Pupils can then get that person to sign the worksheet and then return it to the teacher the next day.
- Ask the pupils if they would like a copy of the fact sheets so they can do their own reading.
- Project the worksheet onto the whiteboard and ask the pupils to write down their answers.
Pupils gain in depth information on stigma and mental health.
'HWB 0-08a / HWB 1-08a/ HWB 2-08a / HWB 3-08a / HWB 4-08a
I understand that people can feel alone and can be misunderstood and left out by others. I am learning how to give appropriate support.'