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Teaching Resource: We all have mental health video for 11-14 year olds

I thought this resource developed by colleagues at the Anna Freud Centre is worth highlighting. We All Have Mental Health is an animation designed to give young people aged 11-14 a common language and understanding of what we mean by mental health and how we can look after it. It has been created for young people in Key stage 3 and can be used with accompanying teaching resources.

The video has been co-produced with young people and could prove a valuable resource for breaking down barriers to discussions about mental health.


The animation aims to give young people:

  • Consistent and accessible language to talk about mental health

  • A better understanding of mental health self-care

  • Knowledge about who to ask for support when it is needed

Whilst it's recommended for 11-14 year olds, it's worth watching the video if you work with older or younger children as I think it may be suitable for a wider age range with the appropriate adult support.


You can download the accompanying teacher toolkit from https://www.annafreud.org/wahmhtoolkit


The Teacher Toolkit for school staff to use alongside the above animation includes:

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