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What is mental health?

Mental health is something we all have. It’s an essential part of all of us. Mental health includes our thoughts and feelings and how we are managing day-to-day life.

Learning intentions

  • Explore what mental health means to students
  • Learn Jigsaw’s conceptualisation of mental health and wellbeing
  • Compare different understandings of mental health
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Junior and Senior cycle

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30 minutes

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Post-it notes activity

Give each young person some post-it notes and ask them to write or draw some images or words that represent mental health to them.

  • Ask the class to share ideas as a group
  • What are some of the key themes coming up in the class?
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