The purpose of this page is to post ideas and lesson frameworks from our Health lessons so that parents can engage students at home in related health conversations.


Key ideas:

  • We face challenges in life.

  • We can move through challenges more effectively when we use our WITS.

WITS Strategy Framework:

W = Walk away

I = Ignore

T = Talk it out

S = Seek help (from trusted adults: parents, teachers, coaches, nurses at Brentwood's Maeda Health Centre)

The WITS strategy is not linear. That is, one uses the letter, or combination of letters, that works best in a particular challenge. For example, a person might ignore someone saying mean things while they walk away to seek help from a teacher. Or that person might talk it out with the person saying mean things and move through the challenge that way.