emotional intelligence

Understand your own emotional responses, and how to help your peers 
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Free online learning about emotions and mental health for teens

Recommended for all high school year levels. Maximum 50 students per session.

Students will learn:

  • the purpose of your emotions 
  • how emotions work in the brain 
  • your stress response: “fight/flight/freeze” 
  • mental health literacy around the difference between mental health and mental illness 
  • coping strategies and emotional self-regulation 
  • basics of peer support 
  • This session is made possible thanks to Bupa           Bupa Foundation logo

    curriculum alignment & evidence base

    All our topics and sessions are aligned to the Australian Schools Curriculum and based on the latest in psychoeducational research, presented by Kids Helpline counsellors.
    If you require more information please contact us.


    what happens on the day

    Our counsellors personalise the session based on the needs of your class.
    Here is an example of how a session may run.


    Introduction (5 mins):

    • Interactive ice-breaker
    • Brief summary of Kids Helpline

    Presentation (30 mins)

    • Presentation of key content in your chosen topic/session, including coping strategies & support options
    • Interactive learning activities (group work, video watching, games, role playing, etc.)
    • Practical application of key strategies
    • Movement/interactive breaks included as needed

    Conclusion (5-10 mins)

    • Summary of session
    • Group reflection
    • Questions & answers

    resources you may also like

    Created by Kids Helpline counsellors for teachers and students

    for grades 4-7
    stress bucket
    Student worksheet on balancing stressors and coping strategies.
    Stress bucket worksheet
    for all high school grades
    types of rest
    A poster summarising self-care strategies in seven different life domains, including social, emotional and physical.
    Thumbnail of 7 different types of rest poster
    For grades 4-9
    conflict resolution worksheet
    Student worksheet covering the differences between rudeness, conflict, meanness and bullying and how to respond to conflict.
    conflict resolution worksheet

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