Young people today encounter specific challenges and stresses in both educational and social contexts. This resource pack helps participants to:

  • Understand the importance of mental health and wellbeing
  • Recognise the stresses that they, and other people, face
  • Develop effective managing strategies

The authors have designed a flexible programme that encourages young people and adults to respond positively to difficult situations they encounter, focusing on solutions rather than dwelling on set-backs. Topics taught in the 15 sessions include:

  • Challenging stereotypes
  • Multiple intelligences
  • Self-esteem
  • Positive communication
  • Focusing on strong emotions
  • Stress and coping strategies
  • Making good decisions

chapter Session 1|16 pages


chapter Session 2|10 pages

Challenging Stereotypes

chapter Session 3|10 pages

Multiple Intelligence: More Than One Way To Act Clever

chapter Session 4|18 pages


chapter Session 5|16 pages

Positive Communication

chapter Session 6|14 pages


chapter Session 7|12 pages

Focus on Strong Emotions: Anger

chapter Session 8|12 pages

Focus on Strong Emotions: Fear

chapter Session 9|10 pages

Focus on Strong Emotions: Jealousy

chapter Session 10|12 pages

Focus on Strong Emotions: Love

chapter Session 11|12 pages

Stress and Coping Strategies

chapter Session 12|14 pages

Making Good Decisions

chapter Session 13|14 pages


chapter Session 14|12 pages

Loss and Endings

chapter Session 15|14 pages

Changes and Evaluation