Youth & School

Stress and Me: Years 5-9

Builds an understanding of stress, worry and anxiety and the connection between the three

The details

Co-designed with our lived experience volunteers, this course will help students identify ways to respond positively to challenging situations where stress arises using strategies such as early help-seeking and optimistic thinking, to promote health, safety and well-being in relation to stress for themselves and others. This 1 hour program is complemented with an online interactive. Students will complete quizzes, watch videos including powerful lived experience stories, try out some stress response techniques and finish off by creating their own personal stress response plan.

Download the Teacher and Caregiver resource to consolidate learning in the home or classroom.

After completing the program young people will:

  • Identify ways to respond positively to challenging situations using appropriate strategies including; early help-seeking and optimistic thinking.
  • Begin to develop an understanding of stress and how it can have an impact (both physically and emotionally) in their lives.
  • Participate with community resources and investigate ways to seek help about health, safety and well-being in relation to stress tolerance and the ways we are affected by stress levels.
  • Plan, practice and formulate simple strategies to promote health, safety and well-being in relation to stress.
  • Practice and apply strategies to seek help for themselves and others.

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