Stress Programme and Board Game
The Stress Programme and Board Game builds resilience in young people as they navigate the minefields of exam stress, career choices, cyber bullying, anxiety and mental health issues, and face more pressures than those of any other generation before them.
Your Choice: Stress Programme
This programme of structured experiences helps young people understand the nature and causes of stress and develop techniques for managing stress effectively.
Stress is a normal, necessary and inevitable part of everyday life, but as a time of continual change, adolescence can be highly stressful for young people. Stress means different things to different people, and the ability to cope with stress varies from person to person, this programme show young people ways to manage stress and prevent it becoming harmful.
Strategies 1-2 Look at the nature, causes and effects of stress
Strategy 3 Young people identify and evaluate different ways of handling stress
Strategies 4-6 Ways of preventing stress through a healthy lifestyle, assertion and effective time management are explored.
Strategies 7-9 The importance of friends prepared to listen the role of the positive outlook in influencing stress, and some relaxation techniques.
Strategies 10-11 Students identify and categorise the stressors in their own lives, into preventable stress and that which requires management.
Strategy 12 Students establish behaviour goals using a structured plan for behaviour change.
Strategies 13-14 The programme concludes with a board game on stress and an evaluation of the student’s response to the course.
A4 Wiro-bound, 68 Pages
Stress Board Game
The stress game is a game of chance which is designed as a ‘fun’ way of helping students become aware of stressors and various stress management techniques.
- THE STRESS GAME playing board
- set of STRESSOR, CHANCE and STRESS MANAGEMENT CARDS
- a dice
About the authors
Shay and Margaret McConnon spent 15 years in Special education teaching young people who had emotional and behavioural difficulties. They developed programmes to enhance the self-worth of these students and to improve their social skills. These programmes now form the Your Choice series. These books are best sellers in their field and continue to form the basis for many Personal and Social Education Programmes across the world.
Shay is a founder member of the Professional Speakers Association and he speaks regularly at conferences on people issues. His keynotes are content-rich, providing delegates with practical techniques for creating winning relationships in the workplace. He uses magic to illustrate these in a fun and memorable way.
Margaret specialises in one to one work and couple counselling. She is co-author of a range of workshop materials and trains on people issues within education and the service sectors.