DEAL Teaching Resources

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Samaritans' teaching resources help schools develop the skills that young people need to cope with life's challenges.

DEAL (Developing Emotional Awareness and Listening) aims to:

  • raise awareness of emotional health and the importance of recognising when you need help
  • develop positive coping strategies
  • reduce stigma and break down barriers around talking about emotional health.
  • developing communication skills
  • developing supportive and help-seeking behaviour in young people.

What is in the updated DEAL resources?

The DEAL resources are a set of lesson plans and activities that are divided into these units:

  • Emotional health
  • Coping strategies
  • Dealing with feelings
  • Connecting with others (communication skills)

These units are accompanied by the following:

  • Teachers' notes
  • Staff training sessions
  • Staff training slides
  • DEAL Introduction video
  • Assessment activities
  • DEAL background information
  • Audio-visual resources

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