Primary - Mind Your Medicine - Year 3-4

If a Life Education Educator and our mascot Healthy Harold came to visit your child’s school today they may have participated in the ‘Mind Your Medicine’ session.

What is ‘Mind Your Medicine’?

‘Mind Your Medicine’ helps children to explore medicines, how they can help and affect the body and why some people need them, as well as how the social and emotional aspects of health can positively or negatively affect health and wellbeing. In a game show format with games, quizzes and short videos, children are encouraged to answer questions, solve problems and start discussions to help them develop skills and strategies to navigate their way onto into a safe and healthy adulthood.

How old does my child have to be to participate in ‘Mind Your Medicine’?
‘Mind Your Medicine’ has been developed for children aged 9-11 years old (upper primary).

  • Factors that influence self-worth, such as, self-talk and self-image
  • Techniques for effective communication
  • Helpful strategies for managing stressful situations
  • Thinking about medicines as drugs and the consequences of their misuse.

What you can do at home

We recognise that parents and carers have a pivotal role in supporting children to make safe and healthy choices. If your child did receive the ‘Mind Your Medicine’ session, we are sure they will be excited to tell you all about it. But whether they participated or not, we have suggested some ways as a family that you explore mind and body health.

Positivity Envelope:
Each family member writes down one positive comment about every other family member. All comments go into an envelope or box which can be opened at a designated time, for example the end of the week.

Have a chat:
Speak to your child about what they learnt during the ‘Mind Your Medicine’ session; here are some ideas to start the conversation:

  • What do you think are the most important things people need to stay happy and healthy?
  • How can we use medicines safely as a family?

Download our printable 'Mind Your Medicine' factsheet and pop it up on your fridge! 

You might also like: Minding Our Medicines

Videos

Medicine - Usage & Storage

Medicine - Do We Need It?