PSHE GCSE: Coping with depression

A teenage boy called Sony is interviewed by BBC radio presenter Aled Haydn Jones.

He describes his experiences of depression including his attempts at suicide, and explains how he has dealt with it.

The radio show is fictional but the caller and his experiences are real.

Aled interviews clinical psychologist Dr Angharad Rudkin about depression among teenagers, and the difference between feeling down and having depression.

Teacher Notes

This clip could be used to encourage discussion around mental health and wellbeing, and in particular depression.

Do students have their own experiences to share?

They may want to create a leaflet that offers advice on how to cope with depression by either drawing on their own experiences or the experiences of friends or family.

Curriculum Notes

This clip is relevant for teaching Modern Studies and PSHE and Citizenship, in particular for Healthy Lifestyles and Mental and Emotional Health, at GCSE and National 4/5 level (Scotland).