What to do about worry – Year 6 lesson plan pack

Help students to identify worry and actions they can take if they feel worried


  • KS2


  • PSHE

What’s this for?

Developed with teachers, this lesson plan and PowerPoint supports pupils to identify the different signs of worry, such as thoughts, feelings, physical signs and actions. An engaging video in the PowerPoint shares easy actions that pupils can use to help them manage worry. 

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Learning objectives

After the lesson, pupils will be able to:​

  • identify what worry might feel or look like
  • describe actions that a person can take if they  are worried
  • decide which actions might be more or less effective in dealing with worry

For more information on how to use these lesson plans in the classroom, visit the PSHE Association website.


Supports the Relationships and Health Education statutory guidance.

Pupils should have the opportunity to learn:

Mental wellbeing

  • the benefits of physical exercise, time outdoors, community participation, voluntary and service-based activity on mental wellbeing and happiness 
  • simple self-care techniques, including time spent with friends and family and the benefits of hobbies and interests
  • where and how to seek support (including recognising the triggers for seeking support), including who to speak to in school if they are worried about their own or someone else’s mental wellbeing or ability to control their emotions

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What to do about worry video