HEALTH AND WELLBEING
CURRICULUM FOR EXCELLENCE OUTCOME Understand how what I eat, how active I am and how decisions I make about my behaviour and relationships affect my physical and mental wellbeing SESSION OUTCOMES • I will build onto my understanding of what it means to be ‘healthy’ • I will know how to ensure that I have a positive mental attitude and how this can affect my social well being CURRICULUM LEVEL Fourth RESOURCES www.youngscot.org
MATERIALS Worksheet on Health and wellbeing case study
SESSION CONTENT INTRODUCTION
Teacher/youth worker to have four large sheets of paper in the corner of the room with the following statements on it: • To be healthy you have to have a balanced diet and exercise • To be healthy you need to be aware of your feelings and be able to express them • To be healthy you need to enjoy your career and social life whatever that may be • To be healthy you need to know that friendship, caring, sharing, fairness, equality and love are important in building positive relationships Young people to stand next to their chosen statement Teacher/Youth worker to ask two from each group to explain why they chose that statement Teacher/Youth worker to then explain that all statements are true and that positive mental health can be achieved through lifestyle choices.
Using the worksheet provided, as a group read through the case study of Isobel. In pairs discuss and complete the tasks, thinking about the discussion on positive mental health in the introductory session. Young people to feedback on the discussion/task
Young people should understand that being healthy is about Mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing Young people should have built upon the lesson on clinical depression and be able to differentiate between a serious mental health issue and feeling low. SUMMARY