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Talking mental health: animation & teacher toolkit

Talking Mental Health is an animation and accompanying teacher toolkit designed to help begin conversations about mental health in the classroom and beyond.

Talking Mental Health animation

The Talking Mental Health animation aims to give children an understanding of:

- what mental health is and the difference between every day small feelings and a big feeling

- consistent and accessible language to talk about mental health

- an understanding of how to be a good listener.

This animation was developed in collaboration with children.

Accompanying resources

We have developed a Teacher Toolkit for school staff to use alongside the animation which includes:

  • A  lesson plan

  • An Assembly PowerPoint

  • An accompanying Assembly Plan

  • Tips for talking for parents and carers booklet

  • Various resources and classroom exercises

  • Download the toolkit

    Download the toolkit of resources to be used alongside the animation,


Talking mental health animation introduction

An introduction to the talking mental health project from our Patron, Her Royal Highness The Princess of Wales.

Talking mental health: behind the scenes

See how the Schools in Mind team developed the Talking Mental Health animation and hear from teachers about why this animation is important.