Stressed Out & Growing Up:

A video discussion package by:
Phillip T Slee
Annette Flanagan
Benjamin Mitchell



This innovatively presented and useful resource package includes a video and 20 discussion sheets that explore issues related to child and adolescent stress.

Over 100 activities, discussion points, ideas and games are provided to stimulate discussion about children's stress; how to identify it and how to help children and adolescents deal with stress in today's world.


What educators and students are saying about Stressed out & Growing Up ...


"A great video!"
Year 9 students

"The video scenes are quite real"
Year 8 student

"The worksheets are very useful and can be adapted to the needs of the lesson"
Year 9 teacher



"An invaluable resource in parent education."
A parent educator

"The video provides lots of opportunity for discussion; a great lesson starter."
Primary school teacher

"A terrific lecture and tutorial resource for my students."
University lecturer in Education.


People and organisations who will value using Stressed Out & Growing Up

The video discussion package is based on the latest Australian and International research and has been developed in consultation with parents and teachers. Stressed Out & Growing UP is an ideal resource for kindergartens, childcare centres, community centres, schools, health centres, parent groups and university courses in education, health, social work and psychology.

What you will find in the Stressed Out & Growing Up package . . .

Invaluable resource package delightfully offered in a colourful presentation box which will easily fit on your library shelf. Inside you will find a brilliantly produced, thought-provoking video which runs for about 8.5 minutes and which will provide hours of discussion. The 20 discussion sheets are easily photocopied and present over 100 activities, discussion point and ideas for group or class discussion and activities. There is research of interest to discuss and comment upon. Further readings are provided to follow up and practical ideas are presented on how to manage stress.


The discussion Sheets cover:

The Video covers:

  • Stress & the Very Young Child
  • Stress & Family Life
  • Defining Stress
  • Effects of Stress
  • Stress & Society
  • Adolescence
  • Stress & Peers
  • Stress & Relationships
  • Nature & Nurture
  • Resilience
  • Stress & School
  • Hospitalisation
  • Magical Moments
  • Games
  • Death in the Family
  • Suicide
  • Some Ideas for Lessons, Tutorials, Workshops
  • Coping for Stress
  • Stress Management Programs.
  • Defining stress
  • The role of genetics and environment in shaping children's response to stress
  • The types of stressors experienced in growing up
  • The issue of resilience in the face of stress
  • The effects of stress and cumulative stress
  • Coping with stress.


The video runs for approximately 8.5 minutes.

The video and discussion sheets are designed to be used together. The package addresses the issue of stress in children and adolescents.

Stressed Out & Growing Up considers stress in relation to matters of definition, types of stress facing the growing child, individual differences in responses to stress and includes a management programme for coping with stress.