Resilient Australia - How to manage mental health during a disaster

Resilient Australia - How to manage mental health during a disaster

Lesson 14 of 18 in this unit

  • Primary
  • Year 4
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Social
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Health
  • ...

Lesson summary

Students learn how to manage their mental health and seek help if they are affected by fire or flood.

Learning intentions:

Students will...

  • identify various ways to manage stress and poor mental health.

Success criteria:

Students can...

  • identify the signs of stress
  • practice mindfulness.

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Lesson details

Curriculum mapping

Australian Curriculum content descriptions: 

Year 4 Health and Physical Education:

  • Explore strategies to manage physical, social and emotional change (ACPPS034).
  • Describe and apply strategies that can be used in situations that make them feel uncomfortable or unsafe (ACPPS035).

Relevant parts of Year 4 HPE achievement standards: Students recognise strategies for managing change. They investigate how emotional responses vary. They describe the connections they have to their community and identify local resources to support their health, wellbeing, safety and physical activity.

Syllabus outcomes: GDS2.9, DMS2.2, PSS2.5, SLS2.13. 

General capabilities: Personal and Social Capability.

Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – facilitate class discussion.

Resources required

  • A device capable of presenting a video to the class
  • Student Worksheets – one copy per student

Skills

This lesson is designed to build students’ competencies in the following skills:

  • Communication
  • Community engagement
  • Cultural understanding
  • Digital literacy
  • Empathy
  • Social skills
  • Collaboration

Additional info

We encourage you to undertake the free PD Course How to teach a unit on fire and flood resilience for tips on how to best deliver this lesson.

If you’re concerned about the challenging nature of these topics, consider the free PD Course How to approach trauma in the classroom for information on how best to support your students.

This lesson was made in partnership with
Minderoo Foundation (www.minderoo.org).

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