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Health and Wellbeing: SPHE 1

Health and Wellbeing SPHE 1 logoThis is a brand new textbook, written specifically for the new Junior Cycle. It comprehensively covers the SPHE short course specification and is in line with the new Junior Cycle Wellbeing guidelines and the Framework for Junior Cycle. has partnered with The Educational Company of Ireland to align fact sheets, personal stories, animations and more to specific strands and units of the ‘Health and Wellbeing: SPHE 1 student textbook’. Click on any of the links below to discover even more information about health and wellbeing.

Strand 1: Who Am I?

Unit 1: How I See Myself and Others

Unit 2: Self-Management

Unit 3: Being an Adolescent

Strand 2: Minding myself and others

Unit 1: Being Healthy

Unit 2: Substance Use

Unit 3: Respectful Communication

Strand 3: Team up

Unit 1: Having a Friend and Being a Friend

Units 2 and 3: Sexuality, Gender Identity and Sexual Health

Strand 4: My mental health

Unit 1: Positive Mental Health

Unit 2: Tough times Unit 3: Change and loss