let's talk about emotions  

How to understand, talk about and regulate your feelings 

Free online learning about managing your emotions

Recommended for all primary year levels. Maximum 50 students per session.

Students will learn:

  • how to recognise and normalise different emotions
  • a wider vocabulary for talking about your feelings
  • coping strategies for emotional moments
  • the role of the brain in big feelings
  • what "body clues" can be warning signs
  • proactive and reactive emotional regulation skills
  • how to seek help

All our topics and sessions are aligned to the Australian Schools Curriculum and based on the latest in psychoeducational research.

This session is made possible thanks to Bupa           Bupa Foundation logo

let's talk about expressing our emotions

Check out what young people said when Bupa asked them about the big issues in their lives.

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

All primary grades
your brain & stress - poster
Classroom poster explaining three parts of the brain involved in a stress/anxiety fight-flight response - and strategies for coping when stressed.
Your brain & stress - Poster.png
All primary grades
your brain & stress - infosheet
Detailed infosheet to help students learn more about their survival, emotional and thinking brains and the role these play in the stress/anxiety fight-flight response.
first page of Your brain & stress - infosheet
All primary grades
think calming thoughts
Easy to understand infosheet on positive self-talk strategies (including examples) that students can use when overwhelmed by worried thoughts.
Think calming thoughts infosheet

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