PSHE GCSE: Love Hurts - Rose's story

A drama-documentary based on the personal testimony of photographer, Rose.

Rose was diagnosed with depression. As a student, Rose became involved in a long-term relationship with someone who was also depressed.

Both of them self-harmed and Rose thought that the relationship would help her.

When Rose’s boyfriend decided to spend the summer in America, Rose saw an opportunity to distance herself from the relationship.

The film is based on an actual interview but for the safety of the interviewee names have been changed and the words are spoken by actors.

Contains adult themes. Teacher review recommended prior to use in class.

This clip is from the series Love Hurts.

Teacher Notes

The clip could be used as a stimulus to talk about abusive relationships.

Students could be directed to write down each negative aspect of the relationship that Rose describes.

They could then transfer these onto separate pieces of paper, with one negative aspect per A4/A5 sheet.

Students could then place each statement in a continuum, from not really abusive to abusive.

Discuss the placement of the statements with teacher support.

Curriculum Notes

This clip is suitable for teaching PSHE at GCSE/KS4 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and National 4 in Scotland.

More from Love Hurts:

Love Hurts - Charlotte's story
Love Hurts - Chris' story
Love Hurts - Lily's story
Love Hurts - Melika's story
Love Hurts - Shaun's story