Public Health England resource will tackle online stress and FOMO

Public Health England has launched a series of free online PSHE resources tackling modern-day health issues pupils face, from online stress to FOMO, the fear of missing out.

‘Rise Above for Schools’ includes videos and lesson plans co-created with teachers, as well as activities suitable for KS3 and KS4 pupils.

Topics include alcohol, exam stress, forming positive relationships, body image in a digital world, smoking, cyberbullying, online stress and FOMO – an anxiety that is caused by seeing social media posts about things happening elsewhere.

The films feature famous internet personalities and musicians, in an effort to encourage pupils to talk more openly.

“It is important young people are taught the knowledge they need to stay safe and healthy, and leave school prepared for life in modern Britain,” said Nick Gibb, the schools minister.

“These new resources provide teachers with another tool to help develop engaging lessons about the issues that young people face today.”

You can download the resources here.

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