As recommended by the Department for Education
Head Ed Light is an online educational resource for students to learn about mental health topics independently. Head Ed Light contains 4 modules on anxiety, depression, resilience and self-harm, each containing quizzes, information & activities for students. The modules are all designed to be self-guided and can be completed independently by pupils from home.
Head Ed is made up of nine 60 minute modules for use across Key Stages 3 and 4, covering topics such as stress, anxiety, depression and resilience. Every module includes a Teacher Pack, learning objectives, bite-size educational videos, student tasks, class discussion points, and assessment opportunities. Head Ed videos feature views from secondary school students and core learning videos scripted by Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Dr Nihara Krause.
Head Ed has been designed with consideration to the RSE and Health Education statutory guidance, which will be mandatory in UK schools from September 2020. The content offered is developmentally suitable, with appropriate content for Key Stage 3 and 4 respectively.