Mental Health Session Plans – resources for schools

On this page we’ve created a list of various resources to help you plan your lesson/sessions in relation to children and young people’s mental health.

Academic Resilience – Young Minds’ resource pack on how to implement a school-wide approach to build pupils’ academic resilience

The Resilient Classroom – Young Minds’ resource pack for tutors and pastoral staff. It supports the tutor group structure and helps build relationships between tutors and students. It also includes activities staff can use to promote and encourage students’ resilience.


PSHE Association’s guidance and lesson plans – Guidance on preparing to teach about mental health and emotional wellbeing, including lesson plans for key stages 1-4

PSHE lesson plans – lesson plans and resources for Key Stage 3 and 4 Citizenship and PSHE lessons

PSHE Association’s teacher guidance – guidance, resources and lesson plans for preparing to teach about mental health and emotional wellbeing


Samaritans Emotional Health lesson plans – lesson plans exploring a range of topics such as: what is emotional health? The link between physical and emotional health and what factors can impact on emotional health

Dove Confident Me – Teaching resources targeted for teachers running PSHE body-confidence workshops

Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Resources – Free resources, including leaflets, videos and quotes


Mindapples Mindapples helps everyone take care of their minds like they take care of their bodies. Much like we are encouraged to eat 5-a-day, Mindapples reminds us to do to do 5-a-day for our minds too

What is resilience?– Boing Boing’s information page on what resilience is, the importance of resilience, how to measure resilience and how to improve resilience

Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning– a curriculum resource to help primary schools develop children’s social, emotional and behavioural skills

Tackling Mental Health Stigma– a series of session plans exploring what mental health is, myths about mental health, attitudes to mental health and how to stop the stigma attached to mental health.

FRESH Mental Health Awarenesslesson plan helping to make students more aware of their mental health, emotional wellbeing and how to build their resilience

FRESH Mental Health Awareness-lesson plan designed by students for students!

FRESH student resource pack– resource pack for students providing information about mental health and resilience