Mental Health Awareness Week 2024 – Live Lesson

Posted: 14th May 2024

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We’re getting active in this fun and feel-good Live Lesson for Mental Health Awareness Week!

Paralympian Ade Adepitan and Blue Peter’s Shini Muthukrishnan are choreographing a new BBC Moodboosters routine, and they want your pupils to get involved.

As they shoot their video in a green-screen studio, the presenters will be trying out a series of moves to boost wellbeing and encouraging children to join in.

How to get involved:

Download resources to accompany the Live Lesson here:

Wellbeing expert Dr Radha Modgil will be explaining the links between physical and mental health and Olympic & European Gold Medallist Sam Quek will be sharing her top tips for easy ways children can build activity into their day.

England captain Harry Kane will also be making a guest appearance, sharing his advice on how to express our feelings.

When is Mental Health Awareness Week in 2024?

Mental Health Awareness Week takes place Monday 13 May to Sunday 19 May and aims to reduce stigma, promote understanding, and empower young people to prioritise their mental health.

The Live Lesson is made in partnership with the Mental Health Foundation and inspired by the 2024 theme: Movement: Moving more for our mental health.

This 30 minute programme is available to watch now on this page.

What are BBC Moodboosters?

Moodboosters are short, interactive videos that can be used by your class to get active, whilst supporting mental health and wellbeing.

Through simple and fun activities featuring famous faces, Moodboosters can help children understand and express their emotions and feelings. The full collection can be found here.

Mental health teaching resources

Resources to accompany the Live Lesson, including a teacher and parent/carer guide and activity sheets are available to download now.

Curriculum links: KS2/2nd Level Relationships Education/Health Education/Personal Development and Mutual Understanding/ Health and Wellbeing for 7-11 year-olds.

  • Know how to recognise and talk about their emotions.
  • Know the benefits of physical exercise and time outdoors on mental wellbeing and happiness.
  • Explain the way in which physical and emotional changes are connected.
  • Support my physical and emotional health.
  • Maintain and improve my wellbeing and health.
  • Know that we all experience a variety of thoughts and emotion that affect how we feel and behave.
  • Examine and explore our own and others’ feelings and emotions.
  • Know how to recognise, express and manage feelings in a safe and positive way.

Source – Mental Health Awareness Week 2024 – Live Lesson – BBC Teach

Categories: Mental Health