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Unit 3 – Mental Health and Wellbeing

Lesson 1: Let’s Focus On Our Strengths

Learning Intention

The students will reflect on their own strengths and uniqueness, and continue to build their own sense of self worth and self esteem.

Activity A

Discuss how every student is unique, special and an equal and important member of the class community.

Discuss how sometimes a low sense of self worth or self esteem can prevent us from helping others, or even ourself, when faced with a threatening situation.

Students create a personal ID card for themselves using the ID card templates (U3L1R1). Personal attributes to include on the card are:

  • Appearance – physical
  • Interests – hobbies / sports
  • Responsibilities – duties at home
  • Strengths – sense of humour, caring, helpful etc

These ID cards can be displayed around the classroom.

Activity B

Students brainstorm positive attributes about each other. Build up a list of positive attributes and discuss:

  • What are some similarities or differences with others in the group
  • Whom they admire

Activity C

Lead a discussion on how sometimes a low sense of self worth or self esteem can prevent us from helping others, or even ourself, when faced with a threatening situation.

Activity D

Watch the short video ‘The Power of Your Mind’ where AIS athletes discuss how they keep a positive attitude to help them in their sport.

Discuss the importance of being true to yourself, of setting achievable goals and having a positive attitude.