Youth Mental Health & Cannabis

interactive lesson plans

Interested in helping young people to understand the risks associated with cannabis use? If the answer is yes, these lessons are for you.

In spite of high levels of cannabis use in youth, research suggests that many young people are unaware of the health and mental health risks associated with cannabis use. With input from experts in addiction, mental health and cannabis research, teacher Andrew Bates has developed two lesson plans exploring cannabis use, dependence and mental health. Lessons involve interactive debates, videos and powerpoint presentations. 

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Resources

Click on images below for access to a lesson plans, powerpoint presentations and supplementary teaching notes

Lesson plans

Lesson Plans

Lesson 1 &

Lesson 2

Educator notes

Educator Notes

for

Lesson 1

Powerpoint presentation 1

Powerpoint Presentation

Cannabis & Mental Health

Lesson 1

Powerpoint presentation 2

Powerpoint Presentation

Dependence

Lesson 2

Additional information

Additional Information

Link to further information & resources for students

Student worksheets

Student Worksheets

for

Lesson 2

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Additional Resources

Check out our companion website, A Young Person's Guide to the Mind, for video guides on running these sessions