Our partners at the BC Children’s Health Promotion and Schools team and Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre offer a variety of free services, supports and resources specifically for school communities including teachers, counsellors, administrators, district staff, community partners and public health professionals. 


The Schools team’s work involves:

  • Supporting with school mental health promotion planning and implementation
  • Helping to support school and system wide changes to promote mental health and well-being
  • Helping school professionals move to action based on available student well-being data
  • Providing evidence based mental health promotion and social emotional learning resources, information and tools to school professionals across BC
  • Connecting school communities with other mental health and wellness programs and initiatives in BC
  • Sharing resources and support for parents and caregivers via the Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre
  • Offering support for school counsellors and psychologists who are providing mental health and substance use care to students through the Compass Mental Health Program

Visit the School Professionals page on the Kelty Website for more information. 

Resources for School Professionals


Contact the Schools team by email for any questions at schoolmentalhealth@cw.bc.ca.

Stop Wondering, Start Knowing: A Mental Health Video Resource for Schools

Stop Wondering, Start Knowing: A Mental Health Video Resource for Schools is a resource for educators to use in their classrooms.  

This resource includes a facilitation guide, video stories from youth with lived experience with mental health challenges, and links to additional resources and supports. It is designed for grades 8 to 10, but can be for used for other groups at the discretion of the educator. The goals of the resource are:

  • To better understand and be more aware of mental health and substance use
  • To recognize the early signs of mental health and substance use challenges
  • To reflect and share ideas about mental health and substance use
  • To help decrease stigma around mental health and substance use
  • To learn about resources available for support 

You can download a PDF copy of the facilitation guide or order a print copy here.’

For more information and any questions about using this resource, please contact


Printable Resource Handouts:

School Resource Videos:

What is Mental Health

Maddy’s Story

Alex’s Story

Natasha’s Story

Talk and Take Action

Mental Health & High School Curriculum Guide


The curriculum guide provides a complete set of educational tools to increase understanding of mental health and mental disorders among both students and teachers.

Click here for a PDF of the guide.

There is also a self guided, online training for Bringing Mental Health to Schools: A Curriculum Resource for Grades 7 – 12 based on the Guide.

Teach Mental Health


Teach Mental Health is a free, online modular resource to help teacher candidates and current teachers to develop and expand their mental health literacy. Seven fully online modules provide a self-guided course (start and stop anytime) with many resources to support educators in school contexts.

Helping Schools


Helping Schools includes curriculum resources and lesson plans focused on drug literacy with the goal of encouraging students to both express and think critically about their current drug- and gambling-related beliefs, attitudes and behaviours.