Mental wellbeing

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Hawke's Bay District Health Board takes great care to see to it that material accessible from this site is of value to educators and represents "best practice" in terms of unbiased and well-informed content.  However, HBDHB cannot be responsible for material which is posted onto other websites which are linked to this one.  If you are concerned that material here is inappropriate for whatever reason, please use the "submit a revision" button to let us know.

 

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Positive Relationships Quiz

Classroom ideas, Support Agencies, On Line Support - Updated

Whether you are in a long-term or casual relationship, you deserve to be treated well and ensure that you are treating your partner respectfully. Take the quiz to see how healthy your relationship is.

The quiz is available in hard copy to download or order from our resources.

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Maori Models of Hauora

Classroom ideas, Whole School Approach, Foundations - Updated

The Māori philosophy towards health is based on a wellness or holistic health model. For many Māori the major deficiency in modern health services is taha wairua (spiritual dimension). 

This section describes 3 models of Māori health.

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NZCER Wellbeing @ School

Whole School Approach, Foundations - Updated

The Wellbeing@School online application provides schools with self-review tools to build a safe and caring climate that deters bullying.

The online application is designed around a self-review cycle and offers a range of tools:

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NZ Drug Foundation

Whole School Approach, Foundations - Updated

Preparing students to live in a world where drugs and alcohol exist.

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Netsafe

Support Agencies, On Line Support, Whole School Approach - Updated

Netsafe is New Zealand's independent, non-profit, online safety organisation.  Taking a technology-positive appraoch to the challenges digital technology presents, we work to help people in New Zealand take advantage of the opportunities available through technology by providing practical tools, support and advice for managing online challenges.

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My Amazing Brain

Classroom ideas, Whole School Approach - Updated

This actiivity fosters a growth mindset by celebrating the process of trying new things, making mistakes and persevering with something we initially find tricky.

Research shows that children who are praised for qualities they can controllike effort and giving things a go, achieve better results than those who are praised for being "clever" or getting something right.

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Mindfulness

Classroom ideas, Whole School Approach - Updated

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Mental Health & Wellbeing Apps

Support Agencies, On Line Support - Updated

Apps hold amazing potential as mental health and wellbeing

tools. You can carry them everywhere, engage with them in real

time as you’re experiencing distress, and interact with them in a

completely different way to other self-help tools.

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Mental Health & Resilience

Classroom ideas - Updated

The New Zealand Health Education Association has published a senior secondary teaching resource to support learning in mental health contexts in years 11--‐13.

The resource contains 90 activities spread over nine themes derived from the mental health key area of learning in The New Zealand Curriculum.

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Learning Experiences - Friendships

Classroom ideas, Whole School Approach - Updated

This online version of the book supports the implementation of Health and Physical Education in the New Zealand Curriculum (1999) by providing teachers with ideas for planning units of work to meet the identified learning needs of students. This book should be used in conjunction with an appropriate relationships manual. Although the learning experiences present a teaching sequence, teachers are not expected to implement all the suggested activities or necessarily to follow the sequence suggested. To meet the learning needs of their students, teachers may use all or parts of this book over a two- or three-year cycle and may also select activities designed for other year levels.

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Learning Experiences - Everybody Belongs

Classroom ideas, Whole School Approach - Updated

Everybody Belongs provides teachers with ideas for planning units of work to meet the identified learning needs of their students. Teachers are not expected to implement all the suggested activities in this book. However, the key concepts do describe a developmental process that should be followed when planning and implementing this unit. These concepts are:

  • personal identity and self-worth,
  • societal attitudes and beliefs,
  • critical thinking and action.
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Learning Experiences - Change, loss and grief

Classroom ideas, Whole School Approach - Updated

As part of the Mental Health key area of learning, students require opportunities to develop:

  • understandings and personal and interpersonal skills to enhance relationships
  • knowledge, understandings, and skills to support themselves and other people during times of stress, disappointment, and loss
  • values and attitudes that support the enhancement of mental health for the students themselves, other people, and society.

In meeting the learning needs of their students, teachers may use any or all of the activities in this book, but it is important that the following aspects are developed in order:

  • understanding change and loss
  • understanding the feelings of grief
  • coping with disappointment, loss, and grief
  • helping others who are grieving
  • building a supportive environment.
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Inquiry Learning - Bullying

Classroom ideas, Whole School Approach - Updated

Ideas to support exploration of BULLYING throughout the curriculum - including sample questions for Inquiry Learning.

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Improv Encyclopaedia

Classroom ideas, Whole School Approach - Updated

For those not particularly looking for improv-related material we feature:

  • Icebreakers: games or activities that help "break the ice" at events where there are lots of people who don't know each other
  • Warm-ups: games to get people in a playful mood
  • games and exercises to promote group Group Trust
  • exercises and games to encourage Spontaneity
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Healthy Approaches to alcohol and other drugs

Whole School Approach, Foundations - Updated

A new Whole School approach to protecting young people from drug-related harm and keeping them engaged in education is being adopted by many New Zealand schools.  This resource outlines the reasons why holistic, supportive approaches are needed, with examples of how some schools are responding.

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Growth mindset

Classroom ideas, Whole School Approach, Foundations - Updated

 

According to Carol Dweck, when a student has a fixed mindset, they believe that their basic abilities, intelligence, and talents are fixed traits. ... In a growth mindset, however, students believe their abilities and intelligence can be developed with effort, learning, and persistence.

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Getting Urgent Help

Urgent, Support Agencies, Self Harm - Updated

Access to immediate support services