FRIENDSHIP & PEER PRESSURE Activity 1 â€“ 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 â€“ 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.
How you can avoid peer pressure
An example of peer pressure
What makes a good friend
Tell a story from experience relating to friendship or peer pressure
Activity 3 â€“ The colour game
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
Motivation & Mindset
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 â€“ 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 â€“ Volunteering
Volunteering can be a great way of giving yourself purpose. Write down 5 places where youâ€™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 â€“ 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 â€˜use their past to fix their futureâ€™. Fixers is part-funded by the National Lottery through The Big Lottery Fund.