As previously mentioned, racism and discrimination are persistent factors that can lead to emotional distress within people from non-white backgrounds. When working with young children, they may not understand the meaning of racism and discrimination or even know what it means to be a racist and act discriminatory. Teaching young people these terms may be helpful as a learning experience, however, teachers should diligently minimize the chances of pupils acting racist or discriminatory towards each other. A useful classroom exercise would be to help young people acknowledge that they are more than their physical attributes. For example, work with the young people and have them reflect on their identity- what does it mean to be me? Having a sense of self-identity and social identity can assist young people to explore their unique and shared characteristics and in turn, realize that identity goes beyond race. Extending the exercise would be to have the young people think about how their identities could have an influence on their mental health and wellbeing. What aspects of their identity could make their mental health better or worse; make this a collaborative process between teacher and pupils. For instance, having a strong interest in playing football may promote positive mental health for the young person, however, they may be a girl and there’s only a boy’s football team in the school which could have a negative impact on their mental health. This activity could help young people acknowledge how their experiences are similar and/or different to each other.