This book is intended for use by those working in a variety of educational and social settings. This includes schools, alternative education settings, Learning Support Units, Pupils Referral Units, Isolation Units, Exclusion Rooms, youth clubs, community groups and similar environments. The included activities can be led by teachers, behaviour mentors, pastoral assistants, learning mentors, isolation room leaders, and Special Educational Needs (SEN) staff. They can be used in PSHE, Circle Time, one-to-one sessions, small groups, and mentoring sessions.
As previously mentioned, the book offers a range of activities that include methods to identify of stress, assessments, information about the impact of stress upon a young person, relaxation techniques, and other ways that help learners to manage stress and anxiety. The content covers:
- What is Stress and Anxiety – Fundamental definitions
- Recognising Stress and Anxiety – What happens when I am stressed? Why I need to do something about it
- Managing Stress and Anxiety – Coping strategies and techniques
- Moving Forwards with Coping