Youth & School

Know Stress

Builds an understanding of stress, how it can impact our daily lives and equips participants with tools to manage stress more effectively.

The details

This program is designed to provide students with an understanding of stress, how we experience stress in our own bodies, and how stress can impact our daily lives. The program equips students with tools and strategies to begin managing stress more effectively. MIEACTs Know Stress program provides students with an in-depth look at stress, the impacts it can have on our lives and allows students to start applying their learning to stress scenarios while providing age-appropriate strategies for managing their own stress.

Guided by our DoNOHarm Framework, and delivered by trained MIEACT staff and lived experience educators, this is an interactive session that utilises evidence-informed content on stress and stress management to educate students on how to start to identify and manage their own stress, including through effective self-care practices.

After completing the program young people will:

  1. Increase the students understanding of stress and the impacts it can have on our physical and mental health
  2. Begin to identify their own personal stressors and what stress looks and feels like for them
  3. Identify ways to respond effectively to stressors and stressful situations
  4. Identify strategies that can be used to manage stress more effectively
  5. Identify areas of influence and control for individual stress
  6. Identify when to seek additional support.

This program is mapped to the Australian Curriculum

Year 7/8

  • ACPPS071
  • ACPPS072
  • ACPPS075
  • ACPPS076
  • ACPPS077


Year 9

  • ACPPS090
  • ACPPS094
  • ACPPS095
  • ACPPS097
  • 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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