Posts tagged Youth Empowerment
Public Health England Online Stress and FOMO Key Stage 3 and 4 PSHE/RSE Lesson Plan

A great lesson plan and set of resources produced by Public Health England focussing on Online Stress and FOMO for use in Key Stage 3 and 4 PSHE and RSE lessons. The lesson plans explore how students can reduce the levels of online stress they are experiencing and understanding the importance of asking for help when it is needed.

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Talking Mental Health Animation and Toolkit: Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families

A toolkit produced by the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families aimed at providing primary school students with an understanding of mental health and the difference between “every day feelings” and “big feelings” as well as developing an understanding of what good listening skills look like.

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LGBT Foundation: A Guide To Being A Trans Ally

A new guide produced by the LGBT Foundation designed to advise frontline professionals, working with trans and non-binary people as well as family members, friends and colleagues on how to be an effective trans ally. Information is delivered in a Q&A format and includes details on pronoun use, gender identities and sexual orientations and what it feels like to be a trans person in today’s society. The guide also includes a short glossary of terms.

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The Power of Youth Social Action #IWill Impact Report

The #IWill campaign has produced an impact report exploring the positive outcomes which have resulted from young people engaging in youth social action projects in their local communities. The report shows that young people increasingly want to participate in youth social action projects as a way of getting their voices heard. The report includes sections on what good youth social action projects look like and the critical role that schools have to play in encouraging young people to engage in social action projects.

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Setting up a Debate Club: A Guide for Secondary Schools-The English Speaking Union

A useful guide designed by the English Speaking Union for secondary school teachers who would like to establish a Debate Club in their school. The guide includes advice and guidance on planning and facilitating the first session, promoting the Debate Club amongst students and other members of staff and provides a list of suggested topic areas for debate at the Club. The Debate Club can be run during PSHE. RSE or Citizenship lessons or be run as a lunchtime or after-school activity.

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Setting up a Debate Club: A Guide for Primary Schools - The English Speaking Union

A great guide from The English Speaking Union on how to set up a Debate Club for primary school students. The guide includes information on planning and facilitating the first session and examples of topics that are suitable for Key Stage 2 students to debate. The model can be used in PSHE, RSE and Citizenship lessons as an alternative to traditional Circle Time activities or can be set up as an after-school activity to help improve students’ communication skills and self-confidence.

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Nothing About Me Without Me: A Disability Equality Education Teaching and Learning Resource for PSHE Education

A guide produced by Carousel, an award-winning charity which specialises in supporting people with learning disabilities to develop their creative skills, for use in PSHE lessons. The innovative resource is designed to help narrow the attainment gap of students with disabilities as well as to tackle disability-focussed bullying and harassment in schools.

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Equaliteach Guide: Tackling Disability-Related Bullying in Primary Schools

A guide produced by Equaliteach for frontline professionals in primary schools designed to help them to address bullying and harassment based on prejudice towards students who have a disability or are perceived to have a disability in an effective manner. The guide includes ideas on activities that can be used to discuss disability and to discuss the importance of tackling bullying on the basis of disability with students.

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The Linking Network: Primary lessons that develop an understanding of British values and universal values

A great guide from The Linking Network providing lesson plan ideas on teaching students about British values and universal values in order to develop the understanding and skills they need to be a British citizen. Lesson plans are provided on Democracy, the Rule of Law, Individual Liberty and Mutual Respect, Tolerance and Diversity.

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Youth Social Action Day 2019 #IWill Pack for Young People

The official pack for young people to celebrate and shout out about their achievements in undertaking youth social action projects across the UK. Youth Social Action Day takes place on 5th June as part of Volunteers’ Week. The pack includes information on what Volunteers’ Week is, actions to take to celebrate World Environmental Day and graphics to use on social media platforms.

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Supporting Student Mental Health Wellbeing and Wellbeing in Colleges: A Resource Pack

A resource pack designed by the Association of Colleges to help college welfare professionals to meet the early intervention mental health needs of students. The pack includes information on leadership and management, the importance of Student Voice and auditing and monitoring of mental health and emotional wellbeing policies and procedures.

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"Caring Alone: Why Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Young Carers continue to struggle to access support" Barnardo's Report

A report from Barnardo’s which examines the difficulties that Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) young carers face in accessing support from statutory organisations and their local communities. The report draws on previous research and makes recommendations as to how to better support BAME young carers to achieve their full potential and to improve their levels of mental health and emotional wellbeing.

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The Power of Self-Questioning Inner Drive Blog Post

A thoughtful blog post from the team at Inner Drive exploring the importance of encouraging students to engage in self-reflective practice. Facilitating time in PSHE lessons and in form-time to think about how their week is progressing can help students identify where there they may need additional advice and support to improve their levels of emotional wellbeing and academic performance.

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Advice for Arranging and Conducting Farm Visits -Advice for Schools

The Outdoor Education Advisors’ Panel has produced guidance for primary and secondary schools interested in arranging farm visits for students to help them learn more about agriculture and the food that they eat. Advice is given on key areas, including choosing a farm to visit, health implications and what to do during and after the farm visit.

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Plugged In: Social Action on Social Media Demos Report

A report by the think-tank Demos exploring the positive and meaningful contribution that young people make towards social action through use of social media networking platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. The report finds that 64% of young people believe that social media platforms are an essential part of achieving social change and that young women are more likely to use social media platforms to campaign on issues important to them than young men.

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Police in the Classroom: A handbook for the police and PSHE teachers

A great handbook compiled by the PSHE Association which focuses on how representatives from local police forces can be involved in the delivery of PSHE lessons, whether this be through visiting schools to talk about the role the police play in local communities or delivering lessons on an aspect of the PSHE curriculum which they deal with. Sections include “Maximising the benefits for police, teachers and pupils”, “Planning safe, meaningful learning” and delivering PSHE sessions.

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