Youth & School

Know Stress

Builds an understanding of stress, the role it plays in our lives and equips participants with tools to manage stress more effectively.

The details

MIEACT’s Know Stress program is designed to increase students understanding of stress and age-appropriate strategies for managing stress more effectively. This program provides students in Year 7, 8 and 9 with an in-depth look at stress, common stressors, the impacts it can have on our physical and mental health and allows students to start applying their learning to stress scenarios.

By the end of the session participants will:

  1. identify ways to respond positively to challenging situations using appropriate strategies, including early help-seeking;
  2. understand the role of stress and how it can have an impact (both physically and emotionally) in their lives;
  3. plan, practice and formulate simple strategies to promote health, safety and well-being in relation to stress;
  4. identify their own personal stressors and what stress looks and feels like for them;
  5. identify areas of influence and control for individual stress;
  6. investigate ways to seek help about health, safety and well-being in relation to stress;
  7. practice and apply strategies to seek help for themselves and others.

This program is mapped to the Australian Curriculum

Year 7/8

  • ACPPS072
  • ACPPS073
  • ACPPS074
  • ACPPS075
  • ACCPPS76
  • ACPPS077


Year 9

  • ACPPS093
  • ACPPS095
  • ACPPS090
  • ACPPS094
  • ACPPS098

What people have to say about the program

  • “I was always feeling horrible about myself. The program changed the way I think about myself.”

    Student - Year 7
  • "I was surprised to learn that people can be confident about their body"

    Student - Yr7
  • "The students heard that things can be achievable despite mental health issues... that the journey may be long but not to give up."


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