RMY11(under15): Relationships and break-ups

Duration10 minutes
Learning ObjectivesTo understand the importance of relationships with respect to our mental health.
Tools/materials for the PresenterRural Minds Youth PowerPoint – Relationships and break-ups (under15)
Lesson ComponentsRelationships are a vital component to provide good mental health.
22.1% referred to mental health as a relationship pressure
1 in 5 Australians reported feeling lonely.
46% of Australians attempt to manage relationship issues without seeking professional help.
Humans are herd animals, we need to interact and form relationships with other humans. We need to rely on others especially when we are having a difficulty with something for example like a mental health concern.
It is unfortunate, but quite often relationships breakdown for all sorts of reasons. At this time, you will experience a grief and loss response. It may vary in intensity depending on how significant the relationship was to you. – See the Grief and Loss session.
Key messagesStrong healthy friendship need positivity, consistency and vulnerability.
Aim to make five positive contributions to the friendship for each negative.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmJyWreER7A (from 2:22 to 7:00)
ReflectionWhat are the three components of strong friendships?
A: Positivity, consistency and vulnerability