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Lesson 2: Investigating Ways to Access Community Resources

Lesson 2: Investigating Ways to Access Community Resources

6.3a Investigate ways to access community resources to seek help about health, safety and wellbeing

Learning Intention

The students will investigate ways to access community resources to seek help about health, safety and wellbeing.

Activity A

Brainstorm:

  • What is mental health?
  • How can we improve our mental health?
  • What is mental illness?

Activity B

As a class the students brainstorm places where they might go to access community resources to seek help about mental health.

Discuss the the importance of applying criteria to online information to assess the credibility of the information. As a class, form a checklist of criteria to evaluate the credibility of a site, and provide examples of ways to tell if the site is credible. Compare the criteria checklist that the class created to the handout: Assessing a website checklist template(U3L2R1).

In pairs, the students are to research sources of information relating to Mental Health and places where they access community resources to seek help about health, safety and wellbeing, and prioritise those that are reliable and trustworthy.

Activity C

Using available media and resources, the students create a poster or advertisement to share the information about local services that they have discovered. These can be shared at a class, grade or whole school level to promote and increase awareness of local community health resources.