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British Army: Coping with Stress

In this lesson students will learn how to spot the common signs of stress. Find out what is happening in their brains during times of stress and then explore coping mechanisms to help them manage times of stress.

What's it all about?

Most people will feel stressed at some time, in-fact some people find stress helpful or even motivating. However, stress symptoms can affect your body, your thoughts and feelings, and your behaviour and if left unchecked can contribute to health problems such as high blood pressure or an erratic mood. It is therefore crucial that young people can, from an early age, recognize common symptoms of stress and learn how to manage them.

The lesson is supported with an engaging film that gives the topic real-life context and provides excellent discussion points for your class on how to cope with stress.


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