This section of the workshop helps young people learn how to face new challenges positively by collecting information, looking for help, making responsible choices and taking action. It highlights ways in which they can manage risks to their emotional health and wellbeing.

Students are encouraged to ways of keeping physically and emotionally safe in their surroundings. Students find out and discuss how to recognise risky or negative relationships including all forms of bullying and abuse.

Students explore the importance of empathy and the power of positive and negative words. They are helped to identify how their actions affect themselves and others and to care about other people’s feelings.

Suitable activities that can be completed by students are:

Healthy living/ Friendship/ confidence cake ingredients
Positive Quotes Challenge
Healthy living mind-map
Diamond 9 (most important concerns discussed)
Q&A session
Fridge Magnets
Agony Aunt Column
Abuse Maze Activity
leading to presentation

CAN BE COMBINED WITH

Market Place Activity and Envoys
Just a minute – envelope key word challenge
Why questions challenge
Mindfulness and creativity

Students can choose to complete any of the given activities, according to their aptitude and liking

Duration

2 – 3 hours