Welcome to the MiLife Blue Teachers Area

Here you will find everything you need to deliver MiLife Blue sessions within your school setting. Sessions are designed for use by Year 9 students but with small adaptations by teaching staff will suitable for

any secondary age young people.

You can download the Full Teachers Guide here or individual sessions and resources using the links below

 

You are welcome to download any of the videos linked here for use within your school - just launch the video and press the 'download' button to save a copy.

 MiLife Blue includes ten sessions that are designed to be used in a classroom setting or through home learning platforms. Sessions can last from 30-60 minutes depending on how much of the material is covered and/or whether the ‘Do Next’ activity happens during the contact time or as homework.

 

There are six sessions in the Discover section which cover an overview of emotional wellbeing issues commonly associated with traumatic experiences or global incidents like COVID19 and how young people can effectively respond to them in order to achieve positive mental health outcomes. Each session is split into five elements:

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There are additionally four Explore sessions included that are more focussed on practical activities that young people could engage in to benefit their mental health and emotional wellbeing.
Explore sessions might be set as homework/home learning activities or completed within education settings but may require additional resources or larger spaces than usually available in a standard classroom. They can work well when deployed in between the third and fourth Discover sessions.

Woman on Window Sill

DISCOVER 1:

What is Mental Health?

Outcomes

Students should be able to...

  • Describe what mental health is

  • Appreciate the impact of traumatic incidents on mental health

Downloads

Session Outline

Session Powerpoint (Editable)

Wellbeing Journal Template

Woman with a Face Mask

DISCOVER 2:

Why Me? Why Us?

Outcomes

Students should be able to...

  • Understand the importance of talking about difficult experiences

  • Articulate their own ‘COVID Story’

Downloads

Session Outline

Session Powerpoint (Editable)

Stressed Woman

DISCOVER 3:

Are We Really Safe?

Outcomes

Students should be able to...

  • Describe an anxiety response to stress

  • Explain the concept of resilience

  • Identify resilience strategies that can help them respond to negative stress

Downloads

Session Outline

Session Powerpoint (Editable)

Iceberg Template Sheet

Teenager on Her Phone

DISCOVER 4:

Does it Have to be this Way?

Outcomes

Students should be able to...

  • Explain why positive thinking is an important tool in responding to challenging situations

  • Identify a positive action that they could take in response to the situation they find themselves in

Downloads

Session Outline

Session Powerpoint (Editable)

Teenager on Laptop

DISCOVER 5:

How Do I Get & Give Help?

Outcomes

Students should be able to...

  • Identify places that they can go for support when they are struggling with their emotional wellbeing

  • Confidently support friends and family who might be struggling with their emotional wellbeing

Downloads

Session Outline

Session Powerpoint (Editable)

Teenagers

DISCOVER 6:

What If?

Outcomes

Students should be able to...

  • Understand the principles behind the MiLife Star and ‘Garbage In, Garbage Out’ in relation to mental health

  • Identify five actions they will take to build their up their resilience in the future

Downloads

Session Outline

Session Powerpoint (Editable)

MiLife Star Template Sheet

Sports Practice

EXPLORE 1:

Physical Activity

Outcomes

Students should be able to...

  • Identify simple physical activities that they can participate in that will improve their emotional wellbeing

See Available Videos Below

To download a video, click on it so it opens then press the down arrow icon. 

Library

EXPLORE 2:

All Through History

Outcomes

Students should be able to...

  • Identify places that they can go for support when they are struggling with their emotional wellbeing

  • Confidently support friends and family who might be struggling with their emotional wellbeing

See Available Videos Below

To download a video, click on it so it opens then press the down arrow icon. 

Teenagers in Nature

EXPLORE 3:

Mindfulness

Outcomes

Students should be able to...

  • Understand the principles behind the MiLife Star and ‘Garbage In, Garbage Out’ in relation to mental health

  • Identify five actions they will take to build their up their resilience in the future

Downloads

To download a video, click on it so it opens then press the down arrow icon. 

Child Artist

EXPLORE 4:

Creativity

Outcomes

Students should be able to...

  • Understand the benefits that simple expressions of creativity have on mental health and emotional wellbeing

Downloads

E4 Downloadable Activity 1

E4 Downloadable Activity 2

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