Connectedness + Reaching Out

Connectedness and reaching out is about placing importance in help-seeking behaviours through connections with other people as well as having a range of friendship circles that reflect different areas of social need.

This will help young people understand:

  • Having social/friendship groups can support their resilience
  • Identifying people/organisations can assist in their development of resilience skills
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Lesson/Session Outline

Lesson/Session Outline 

Activities have been designed to be stand alone or run in a sequence for a 50 min lesson/session. Templates are linked below for completing the activities.

Activities include:

  1. Buzz Activity: Pictionary (15 mins)
  2. Class discussion, Where do we find connections? (10 mins)
  3. My Connections worksheet (25 mins)  
  4. Explore

How to ask a friend if they're okay

Keeping Connected

Tips for meeting new people

Classroom Tips

  • Encourage students to see themselves as a collective group when in your classroom. The idea of all working together to achieve a common goal is a good place to start.
  • Ask your students to come up with their class common goal. Share this with other classes / year levels.

Next Steps

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