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Teaching about mental health and wellness can be best facilitated by a caring adult in the school who is known to the students and who can be available for follow-up, if needed. There are many resources available to help school professionals have these conversations, while increasing their own knowledge and comfort level with the subject material. Below are a few resources for school professionals to facilitate discussions and presentations on mental health. The BC Children’s Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre School Professionals section offers a more comprehensive set of resources, as well as resources for elementary schools.
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.
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.
Reducing the stigma surrounding mental health is an essential component to promoting mental wellness. The Balancing our Minds Youth Summits is an annual initiative where five communities throughout the province of British Columbia host their own community summit to reduce stigma. Interested in learning more or hosting your own summit? Visit the Balancing our Minds website.
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.