Discussion games: Mental health
Mental health problems affect up to a third of people at some point in their lives. These problems can have a very serious impact on people's lives and well-being – not only because of the direct effect of the problem but also because of the stigma, lack of understanding and tolerance, employment problems and loss of civil rights that can accompany the problem.
In groups of 8 to 12 students, you will discuss the issues raised by each of the statements or situations and choose a position for each card at a point between "agree" and "disagree." At the end, the students have to put the cards in order from the ones they agree with most to the ones they agree with least. This order can then be compared between the different groups, which will open up the discussion to the rest of the group.
The game is intended to be played by people aged 15 to 21 and lasts around 60 to 90 minutes.
Bigger groups can use the resource to start an open discussion on the subject or work on it more formally. It can also be done in smaller groups.