PHSE lesson plans
www.teenagehealthfreak.org is a website for 10-16 year olds based on the best-selling ‘Teenage health freak’ series published by Oxford university press.
www.youthhealthtalk.org is a website for people aged 14 and older. It includes the voices of hundreds of young people on video talking about their experiences of health.
We know how busy teachers are, so to give you some idea of how to use these sites in PHSE teaching we have had two lesson plans developed by an experienced PHSE teacher. The one based on www.teenagehealthfreak.org is on ‘Sex and Relationships’. The other, based on www.youthhealthtalk.org, is on ‘Health, weight and body image’.
You can view and download the two lesson plans here:
Sex and Relationships
Health, weight and body image
The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH)
approached Healthtalkonline in 2007 to provide resources for the Adolescent Health Project (www.rcpch.ac.uk/AHP)
launched in July 2008. The project consists of 18 e-learning modules and provides an integrated course designed for all health professionals working with young people. Healthtalkonline clips were used in many modules, including Health & Illness in Adolescents, Legal & Ethical Issues, Communication & Advocacy.
NHS Education South Central (NESC) are currently working with us to compile collections of clips and case studies about the effects of long-term illness. The materials will be used by tutors in multi-disciplinary training sessions for health professionals working in primary care. (www.nesc.nhs.uk)
University of Oxford Medical School uses Healthtalkonline resources for teaching a wide range of topics including Breaking Bad News (see example on right), Disability Matters, Recognising Signs of Depression, Qualitative Research Methods and Social Sciences for Graduate Entry medical students. (www.medsci.ox.ac.uk)
Barts and the London NHS Trust (Human Science and Psychology). An evaluation of Healthtalkonline clips as teaching resource for medical psychology is currently underway and main findings will be published here when available. (www.bartsandthelondon.org.uk)
e-Learning for Healthcare, a partnership between the Dept of Health, the NHS and various professional bodies (including the Royal Colleges) will soon be accessing the Teaching and Learning service for guidance and resources for a range of teaching projects aimed at many different healthcare professionals (www.e-lfh.org.uk)
School of Health & Social Care (HSC) at Bournemouth University. A learning package developed to increase understanding of how best to support breastfeeding women in the first few hours and days following birth.