Healthy relationships with ourselves and our peers - school pack

It's important that young people can recognise how their relationships with themselves and their peers make them feel. They also need to understand how they can build healthy relationships, and how to get support if their relationships are affecting their mental health and wellbeing. 

This school pack provide the materials and resources needed to support pupils to understand: 

  • the importance of healthy relationships with themselves and their peers; and 
  • how to build and maintain healthy relationships. 

The resources in this pack were developed the resources with pupils and schools who participated in our Peer Education Project (PEP). PEP is a mental health, school-based project that aims to improve the mental health literacy of pupils. The project is freely available to any UK and international school.   

The pack is designed to be used in secondary schools, but it also has lots of useful information for primary schools.  

 The pack includes: 

  • An introduction to the Healthy Relationships Schools Campaign. 
  • A lesson plan with PowerPoint slides and worksheets, that support pupils to explore the topic of healthy relationships in more depth. 
  • An assembly plan with PowerPoint slides and posters to support the development of a whole-school approach to healthy relationships. 
  • Helpful guides for pupils, school staff, and caregivers on supporting ourselves and others with healthy relationships.  

Many thanks to the pupils and staff at Royal High School Bath, Cardinal Griffin Catholic College, Rosebery School and Bayce School for supporting the development of this school pack.

 

Download the pack

This pack is available for all schools, free of charge.
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If you need support

Support for children and young people

  • The Mix – a UK-based charity that provides free, confidential support for young people under 25. Young people can get support from the trained team, either by phone, webchat, or email
  • Shout 85258 – a free, confidential, 24/7 text-messaging support service.
  • Samaritans – a UK-based charity that provides support at any time, from any phone, for free. Call free on 116 123 or email  [email protected] " rel="nofollow"> [email protected] .

Support for school staff

  • Education Support – Education Support provides mental health and well-being support to teachers and education staff in schools, colleges, and universities. Call free on 08000 562 561 to speak with a qualified counsellor. They will offer you immediate, confidential emotional support.

Support for parents and caregivers

Peer Education Project (PEP) overview

Find out more about the Peer Education Project and how it works in schools.

Read more

Peer Education Project (PEP) guidance

Get guidance and support for the Peer Education Project.

Read more

Mental health resources

Get mental health resources for young people, including more school packs.

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