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Juno Dawson: Mental health and writing for teenagers

Language: English
Genre: Gender, Identity, LGBTQ+, Non-fiction, Wellbeing
Age group: 12-14, 15-18
Topics: LGBTQ+

Watch Juno Dawson speak about Mind Your Head, her non-fiction title on mental health, and answer questions from the Authors Live audience. You can find links to organisations that offer support around the issues raised in this event on the BBC website(this will open in a new window). You can also explore the Respect Me website(this will open in a new window) for great resources to support discussion in school.

A full transcript of this event is available to download.

If you only do one thing

We know time is tight, so here is just one activity you could complete before or after watching the broadcast with your class.

Celebrating difference HWB 3-06a, HWB 3-08a, HWB 3-10a

This activity has been taken from Respect Me and you can find the full resource here(this will open in a new window). Take ten minutes with your class to discuss how they celebrate difference, and how they contribute to an inlcusive and respectful society. Prompts for discussion can be:

After the discussion, ask pupils to write down a statement of "The one thing I will do today to celebrate difference..."

For shorter clips from this event visit the BBC Scotland Learning(this will open in a new window) website.

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