Just Talk is a multi-agency campaign, designed with young people, to improve the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people. The Just Talk website shares positive mental health and wellbeing information for young people, parents and professionals. There is a range of free to download resources including a schools toolkit which contains short 15 minute activities to run in form time, assembly templates, lesson plans, posters, quizzes, etc.
There is also a new Covid-19 page on the website, containing (amongst other things) wellbeing checklists for primary school and secondary school aged children, and parents, for them to use to help ensure they maintain their sense of wellbeing at home. These draw on the evidence based Five Ways to Wellbeing.
The Just Talk campaign is Hertfordshire based, but resources are free for other areas to use – the only information that won’t be relevant will be some of the local support information within the posters and on the website. We use #JustTalk on social media.
Jen Beer is the Health Improvement Lead for Hertfordshire Public Health team
Twitter handle: @jennufcboss