health is important for a happy, balanced life.
However, mental illness is very common in the UK.
In fact, experts claim one in four people suffer from
mental illness at some point in their life.
Unfortunately, those who are affected often experience
unfair treatment by others. This is normally due
to ignorance and prejudice.
of the Bodyzone will increase your knowledge of
mental health and some of the medical conditions which
Work in pairs.
You will shortly be asked to open
a guide to mental illness in
You are going to use the guide to make up 10 questions about
mental illness. You will put your questions
to others in your class. (Hint: remember, the best
questions are not too easy and not too difficult.)
When your questions are ready, find another
pair of pupils and ask each other your
Now open up a new window with the Newsround guide by
clicking the link below:
Guide to mental illness
can affect individuals in many different
ways. Support from family, friends and
colleagues can greatly help recovery to full
Click below to open up a new window which contains a
test on mental illness. Take time to think about
your answers to the multiple-choice questions:
Mental Illness Test
Look at the picture above. Try to put in your own
words what the picture may be telling us about mental
illness. You may wish to consider who it affects
and the ways in which they may try to cope with the