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Learning Area Health and Physical Education

Year Level 10
Topic Mental Health

TASK DESCRIPTION:-
a. Research the various types of Mental Illness and identify the signs and symptoms which
are characteristic of these.
b. Use a variety of (provided) resources to complete a detailed Research Table on Mental
Illnesses. This table can then be used as a reference document to complete an open
book test.
c. Complete the Mental Health Booklet as part of your research.

Resource 1. Mental Illness An Introduction


a. Access ClickView Online (from school or home) and watch the video titled Mental
Health: The Basics
Log in to ClickView Online via the Go forward Portal first then open the link on the
worksheet.
Link: http://online.clickview.com.au/libraries/categories/0a8879b5-b5d1-2e2c-5547-
f90b53f2399f/videos/d92f0ef2-a758-803c-2d4b-d99e6590732e/mental-health-the-
basics

b. Answer the following questions in the spaces provided whilst you watch the video.
ClickView allows you to pause, re-wind or fast forward as necessary.

Mental Health: The Basics

During the Program

1. How common is mental illness among teenagers?

2. Was the above statistic what you expected? Why/why not?


3. Write a list of common mental illnesses.

4. What are some of the gender differences in mental health?

5. What environmental factors can affect mental health?

6. Where can you seek help?

7. Do you know of anywhere in your local community that helps teenagers with their mental health
issues? List some.

8. What are some unhealthy ways to deal with mental health?

9. Dr Brian Graez suggests ways to deal with mental health. Name some.
10. a) What are endorphins?

b) What do they do?

11. Stigma behind mental health is a problem because .

12. a) Identify examples given in this program on how to reduce the stigma of mental illness.

b) What solutions do you suggest for reducing the stigma of mental illness?

Available marks for Resource 1 questions:

No effort (no questions attempted) = 0 marks


Low effort (small number of questions completed) = 5 marks
Satisfactory effort (at least half of questions completed) = 10 marks
High effort (more than of questions completed) = 15 marks
Very high effort (all questions completed) = 20 marks

TOTAL: ______ / 20 MARKS


Resource 2. Mental Illness

https://www.mhc.wa.gov.au/your-health-and-wellbeing/mental-health-and-you/

After examining the website listed above comment on the following points:

1. What is mental health? [2 marks]


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2. Provide some tips on how can we improve our mental health? [3 marks]
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3. List some of the main mental illness in Australia. [5 marks]

a. _____________________________________________________________

b. _____________________________________________________________

c. _____________________________________________________________

d. _____________________________________________________________

e. _____________________________________________________________

4. What causes mental illness? [3 marks]


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CONTINUED OVER PAGE
5. What are the statistics relating to Australians and mental illness? [2 marks]
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TOTAL: ______ / 15 MARKS


Resource 3. Common Myths about Mental Illness

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/publications/publishing.nsf/Content/mental-pubs-w-
whatmen-toc~mental-pubs-w-whatmen-myth

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/publications/publishing.nsf/Content/mental-pubs-w-
whatmen-toc~mental-pubs-w-whatmen-stig

After viewing the above websites, answer the following:

1. List six myths and the correct facts associated with mental illness. [6 mark]
a. _____________________________________________________________

b. _____________________________________________________________

c. _____________________________________________________________

d. _____________________________________________________________

e. _____________________________________________________________

2. Three out of four people with a mental illness report that they have experienced
stigma. Explain what this is. [3 marks]
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3. What are the feelings associated with stigma? [3 marks]


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CONTINUED OVER PAGE


4. How can we challenge stigma? [3 marks]
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5. List some examples of the types of stigma that may be evidenced in Australian society.
[5 marks]
a. _____________________________________________________________

b. _____________________________________________________________

c. _____________________________________________________________

d. _____________________________________________________________

e. _____________________________________________________________

TOTAL: ______ / 20 MARKS


Resource 4. Types of Mental Illness

Please visit the following website links to provide the background information for the
following two sections, i.e. Resource 4 and Resource 5.

http://www.healthdirect.gov.au/depression

http://www.healthdirect.gov.au/anxiety

http://www.healthdirect.gov.au/stress

http://www.healthdirect.gov.au/schizophrenia

http://www.healthdirect.gov.au/bipolar-disorder

After reviewing the information on the above websites/ web resources, answer and
comment on the following:-

1. What are some of the physical symptoms of depression? [4 marks]

a. _____________________________________________________________

b. _____________________________________________________________

c. _____________________________________________________________

d. _____________________________________________________________

2. On what recognised website can more information on depression be found?


[2 marks]
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CONTINUED OVER PAGE


3. There are many things that can trigger anxiety. Provide some examples of these?
[2 marks]

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4. There are many different types of anxiety disorders. List some of these? [5 marks]

a._____________________________________________________________

b._____________________________________________________________

c. _____________________________________________________________

d. _____________________________________________________________

e. _____________________________________________________________

CONTINUED OVER PAGE


5. When researching schizophrenia what are some of the noticeable symptoms?
[5 marks]

a._____________________________________________________________

b._____________________________________________________________

c. _____________________________________________________________

d. _____________________________________________________________

e. _____________________________________________________________

6. List organisations that are available to provide help and assistance for individuals
who may have a Mental Illness? [2 marks]
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TOTAL: ______ / 20 MARKS