PSHE - A guide for parents and carers educating children at home

PSHE (personal, social, health and economic) education is a school curriculum subject through which children and young people acquire knowledge and skills to stay safe, be healthy (physical and mentally) and prepared for life, and work, in the modern world. As a parent/carer you are your child’s first educator and play a vital role in their personal and social development. Therefore, PSHE education should always be a partnership between schools and parents/carers. This guide will support you to contribute to your child’s PSHE education outside of school or through home learning. This guidance is relevant at any time, but particularly so given current school closures due to the coronavirus epidemic.  

A guide for parents and carers educating children at home

Every Mind Matters

Looking after your mental health

Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. Every Mind Matters have expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing.

Looking after a child's mental health

There are times when we all feel the strain. As parents and carers, there are ways we can support children and young people to give them the best chance to stay mentally healthy and help them cope with whatever further changes we all may face.

Every Mind Matters Website

Spring Term PSHE

KS3 - Crossing the Line

Crossing the Line is comprised of four films and accompanying lesson plans which explore the idea of 'Crossing the line'. Young people like to push boundaries, and at times they might take a joke too far or engage in risky behaviour online. From behind a screen, they can't always predict the consequences of their actions. Through discussion and activities, this toolkit challenges young people to not only reflect on their own behaviour online and discover what 'crosses the line' for them, but so they also know who and how to report when/if aspects of their online lives go wrong. 

The purpose of this toolkit is to help generate discussion among young people about their online experience. Using the short films as a spring board, the toolkit covers relevant topics such as cyberbullying, sexting, peer pressure and self-esteem. 

 Crossing the Line Toolkit


PSHE Resources