World Mental Health Day


CLANBEAT INSIGHTS

As you may already know, 10 October 2021 is this year’s World Mental Health Day. Along with organisations WorldWide we are doing our bit to shine the light on mental health. We would like to share some tools that will assist you with bringing this subject to your students.

It can be difficult to find the right way to engage students and to get the right message across. The Anna Freud Centre is recognised by W.H.O (World Health Organisation) as one of the leaders in children’s mental health. Their “We all have mental health” video tells the story of 2 young teens in both struggling and supporting roles. The video is relatable and informative and a great way to create mental health conversations.

World Mental Health Day clanbeat action

Action 1: Reflect on the video from the Anna Freud Center


Watching the video opens a space for reflection, either through classroom discussion or using our clanbeat app. Here are some suggestions in how you can facilitate these reflections

1. Copy the link to “We all have mental health” and paste it into the shared feed in the Clanbeat app – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxIDKZHW3-E

2. Ask your students to watch the video or show the video on screen.

3. Take 10 minutes to reflect in the app or discuss in class:

“What thoughts came to mind as they watched it? How did it make them feel? Was it helpful? And why? Could they relate it to either of the people in the video? What did they think about the advice to be a good listener?”

Action 2: Introducing a Circle of Trust


We all have a circle of trust, people who we know have our best interests at heart. These can include friends, family members, carers, teachers, group or religious leaders, counsellors and therapists. The people in our Circle of Trust might not always agree with us, but they would not do anything to harm us. Think about who would be in your circle of trust and make a note in your reflections.

It would be helpful if you could also include contact details for support agencies in your area. Sometimes a stranger who is trained in mental health is easier to talk to than someone we are close to.

Get started with Clanbeat today!

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Having a tough time with teaching online? We’re ready to assist! Reach out to us at hello@clanbeat.com

As you may already know, 10 October 2021 is this year’s World Mental Health Day. Along with organisations WorldWide we are doing our bit to shine the light on mental health. We would like to share some tools that will assist you with bringing this subject to your students.

It can be difficult to find the right way to engage students and to get the right message across. The Anna Freud Centre is recognised by W.H.O (World Health Organisation) as one of the leaders in children’s mental health. Their “We all have mental health” video tells the story of 2 young teens in both struggling and supporting roles. The video is relatable and informative and a great way to create mental health conversations.

World Mental Health Day clanbeat action

Action 1: Reflect on the video from the Anna Freud Center


Watching the video opens a space for reflection, either through classroom discussion or using our clanbeat app. Here are some suggestions in how you can facilitate these reflections

1. Copy the link to “We all have mental health” and paste it into the shared feed in the Clanbeat app – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxIDKZHW3-E

2. Ask your students to watch the video or show the video on screen.

3. Take 10 minutes to reflect in the app or discuss in class:

“What thoughts came to mind as they watched it? How did it make them feel? Was it helpful? And why? Could they relate it to either of the people in the video? What did they think about the advice to be a good listener?”

Action 2: Introducing a Circle of Trust


We all have a circle of trust, people who we know have our best interests at heart. These can include friends, family members, carers, teachers, group or religious leaders, counsellors and therapists. The people in our Circle of Trust might not always agree with us, but they would not do anything to harm us. Think about who would be in your circle of trust and make a note in your reflections.

It would be helpful if you could also include contact details for support agencies in your area. Sometimes a stranger who is trained in mental health is easier to talk to than someone we are close to.

Get started with Clanbeat today!

Free sign-up

Having a tough time with teaching online? We’re ready to assist! Reach out to us at hello@clanbeat.com