Because mortality will affect everyone at some point and yet people find it almost impossible to talk about.
A multimedia project for Year 10 pupils, comprising a powerful story which looks at the impact of death on a group of teenagers, presented through narration, animation and music with a series of lesson plans and comprehensive teacher resources. Secondary schools can choose from:
By normalising the topic of death, it is anticipated young people will find themselves in a better position to deal with any loss they will one day encounter, sometimes unexpectedly.
For those who have not yet encountered death in their lives, they will discover ways to respond to their friends who have been bereaved. In the future, this knowledge will enable them to offer support to colleagues, friends and relatives.
For young people who have been affected by death already in their lives, it is hoped that it will help them to feel less isolated and to realise they are not alone.
By opening up
the subject it seeks to help build resilience and prevent the development of mental health issues and complications which
sometimes result from
bereavement and grief. Crucially it aims to encourage
2020 sees Project Eileen go live in two pilot secondary schools, after which it will become available across the UK.
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