Monday freakout

This story highlights three evidence-based strategies for managing anxiety at school:

- Using relaxation breathing techniques

- Seeking support from a trusted person

- Challenging cognitive distortions (exaggerated or irrational thinking).

You can help students by reading through the story or providing the story to them. You could point out how the students’ school experience is different and similar to that in the story and come up with other positive ways to respond.

School Excellence Framework alignment


Australian Professional Standards for Teachers alignment

Standard 1: Know students and how they learn


Secondary teachers, SLSOs


This social narrative incorporates a range of evidence-based strategies for secondary students to work through when experiencing anxiety around social interactions.


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