To support the UK's Mental Health Awareness Week (15–21 May), we're sharing a range of resources for teachers, students, parents and carers to support mental health and wellbeing, in and out of the classroom. 

For many of you, this will be your first exam series so we understand you may be feeling anxious. We hope you find our resources helpful.

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Resources for teachers

✏️ Anxiety lesson plan

Our free lesson plan is a great way to get students thinking about their positive and negative feelings and how to develop effective coping strategies to improve anxiety.

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πŸ“ Blog: emotionally-based school avoidance

Andy Caress, Mental Health Trainer at the Charlie Waller Trust, offers some insights on emotionally-based school avoidance, and implementing a whole-school approach to mental health and wellbeing. 

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πŸ“ Blog: spotlight on anxiety

Subject Advisor for Psychology, Nicola Heath, discusses how to identify and support student anxiety.

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πŸŽ™οΈ Podcast: managing mental health

Best-selling author and award-winning journalist David Adam shares his personal journey with mental health. 

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πŸ“ Blog: How schools can support post-16 students’ mental wellbeing

Our colleagues from Cambridge CEM have published a blog highlighting the benefits of their latest post-16 wellbeing lesson plan, which accompanies their Cambridge Wellbeing Check.
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πŸ“ Blog: Anxiety through the ages

How has history treated anxiety? History teacher Jess Ripper gives a brief history of anxiety through the ages.
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Resources for students

πŸŽ™οΈ Podcast: student anxiety

We chatted to two former students about their experience of managing anxiety and the help and support they've received along the way. 

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πŸ“ Blog: hints and tips to help beat exam anxiety

Subject Advisor Rebecca Simcox shares her top tips for students who are preparing to sit their exams.

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πŸ“Blog: Successful revision strategies

In her blog, Lucinda Powell – former psychology teacher turned podcaster and trainer – suggests five areas that can boost the effectiveness of your revision.

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πŸŽ₯ Video: managing stress

This short video shares our top 5 tips for managing stress during exam season – can you guess what they are?

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