Lesson 1: Looking at Our Feelings

Aim:
To encourage young people to identify what feelings are and the importance of recognizing and responding to these in a healthy way.

Materials:
lesson 1

Lesson 2: Looking at Depression

Aim:
To encourage young people to examine their attitudes towards depression.

Materials:
lesson 2

Lesson 3: Listening to our Bodies

(adapted from Mind Matters Resource Pack 'Stress Life's Hassles' by Marilyn Harvey, Published by Youth Clubs UK, 1999)

Aim:
To help young people become more aware of the feelings and behaviours associated with stress.

Materials needed:
lesson 3

- Photocopies of the worksheets for every student
- Pens
- Flip chart

Lesson 4: Self Talk

Aim:
To look at the role thinking plays in shaping our feelings and to become aware of some unhelpful thinking styles.
Materials:
lesson 4

- 'How realistic are you?' worksheet
-'Unhelpful thinking' worksheet

Lesson 5: The Thinking-Feeling Link

Note:
All the materials for this lesson are taken from the excellent Australian Resource 'Beyond Blue', which contains a variety of materials for both teachers and students on personal development.



Aim:
To illustrate the connection between thoughts and feelings, and how one affects the other.

Materials:
Lesson 5

- A set of worksheets for each student.

Lesson 6: The Next Step

Aim:
To encourage young people to think about the effects of depression on individuals and where they can gain support.

Materials needed:
lesson 6

- Photocopy of the Problem Pages with questions
- Copies of any additional worksheets