This programme of structured experiences helps young people understand the nature and causes of stress and develop techniques for managing stress effectively.
Stress is a normal, necessary and inevitable part of everyday life, but as a time of continual change, adolescence can be highly stressful for young people. Stress means different things to different people, and the ability to cope with stress varies from person to person. This programme shows young people ways to manage stress and prevent it becoming harmful.
Look at the nature, causes and effects of stress
Young people identify and evaluate different ways of handling stress
Ways of preventing stress through a healthy lifestyle, assertion and effective time management are explored.
The importance of friends prepared to listen the role of the positive outlook in influencing stress, and some relaxation techniques.
Students identify and categorise the stressors in their own lives, into preventable stress and that which requires management.
Students establish behaviour goals using a structured plan for behaviour change.
The programme concludes with a board game on stress and an evaluation of the student’s response to the course.
By Shay & Margaret McConnon
Booklet, 68 pages