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FRIENDSHIP & PEER PRESSURE Activity 1 – Word search

In a small group work together to find 10 words that are important within friendships.

A X S L H Q F U N C

K C O S O U Y U O W

R V C Y E H W M P S

E E B E T N P V U Y

Empathy Love Tolerance Kindness Accepting

T C S A P A D P L K

D R P P S T P N P P

J M U S E O I D I J

E Q I S R C A N M K

Trust Fun Compassion Respect Support

Y O G T T E T R G G

N T O L E R A N C E


FRIENDSHIP & PEER PRESSURE Activity 2 – Recognise Behaviour

In a small group discuss and fill in the boxes below. Things people do when they leave others out

Things people do when they make others feel welcome

Now take it in turns to discuss the importance of friendship and the effects peer pressure might have on your mental wellbeing.


E M O A FM R F

Assign each pupil a colour: a fun way to do this is to hand out sweets with coloured wrappers (e.g. Starburst).

Using the colour code below, take turns to discuss your colour's topic.

RED:

How you can avoid peer pressure

ORANGE:

An example of peer pressure

GREEN:

What makes a good friend

PURPLE:

Tell a story from experience relating to friendship or peer pressure

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Activity 3 – The colour game

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FRIENDSHIP & PEER PRESSURE


Motivation & Mindset

Having a positive mindset can, from my personal experience, help you cope better with stress, increase your productivity and lower anxiety.

Activity 1 – Scenarios Split into groups and spend 10 minutes discussing and listing ways to manage the following scenarios: You have a test tomorrow which you need to pass but you haven’t revised and you don’t have the motivation to study. You have a very lazy mindset and want to change, but you don’t know how.

You notice one of your parents lacking motivation to go to work.

You have a very creative mindset, but find that this causes you to take a long time to complete tasks as you focus too much on the detail.


E M OF M A FR

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Motivation & Mindset

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Activity 2 – Match the Mindset

Here are 12 different mindsets, see if you can match them to the descriptions below. Fill in the left column with your answers. Fear Business Gratitude

Lazy Productive Growth

Social Dreamer Creative

Short-Term Follower Greed

Angry Envy Confident

Love being around people and exploring new cultures. Constantly want to improve themselves and love challenges. Let their fears hold them back and often feel ‘stuck’. Lack discipline and desire to do anything.

Obsessive about those with great lives and often jealous. Want to change the world and provide a service to people.

Believe anything is possible and can envisage the future in many ways. Allow others to make decisions for you and don’t have full control of life. Guilty of always wanting more and struggle to find happiness. Often say thank you and show kindness to those around them. Showing certainty in themselves and their abilities. Come up with unique ideas and possess skill. Often ‘addicted’ to things that only makes them happy for a small amount of time. Unable to control emotions and often blame others for their mistakes. Complete tasks quickly and pursue their goals.


Purpose & Goals Writing down goals can give you something to aim for, a sense of purpose and can keep your mind organised and focused.

Activity 1 – Goals Where do you see yourself in the future?

Where do you see yourself in one year?

Where do you see yourself in five years?

Where do you see yourself in ten years?

How can I make sure I reach these goals?


Purpose & Goals

Activity 2 – Volunteering

Volunteering can be a great way of giving yourself purpose. Write down 5 places where you’d like to volunteer and why they appeal to you.

Where you would like to volunteer

Why it appeals to you


Strength & Mindfulness Activity 1 – Recognise Behaviour How would someone who is mindful react to everyday situations?

How would someone who is not so mindful react to everyday situations?

Now discuss each groups findings and how mindfullness can affect your own and others mental wellbeing.


This toolkit has been created by Beth Sebbage, a young person from East Sussex, who aims to help educate other young people on the importance of positive mental health. This resource has been created by Fixers, the campaign that helps young people ‘use their past to fix their future’. Fixers is part-funded by the National Lottery through The Big Lottery Fund.

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