Our youth spend more time in school than they do anywhere else except their own home. School is one of the best places for both educators and students to become increasingly aware of mental health, mental health problems and mental disorders. We have a number of school mental health initiatives in development, and are constantly looking for teachers, schools, and school boards to pilot, test and help us develop more depth and breadth to our programs. We are also able to provide educators with a repository of evidence-based programs, and materials that can aid in helping to develop and deliver interventions that can improve youth mental health effectively and efficiently.
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Mental Health & High School Curriculum Guide
The Mental Health & High School Curriculum Guide is an evidence based mental health literacy resource for teachers designed for classroom use primarily in Grades 9 and 10. It addresses mental health literacy in the classroom through six teacher-ready, online-available modules covering: the stigma of mental illness; understanding mental health and mental illness; information on specific mental illness; first-person experiences of mental illness; seeking help and finding support; and the importance of positive mental health. The Guide has been implemented widely across Canada in numerous provinces including Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia. It has been extensively researched and evaluated in a number of advanced research studies and program evaluations and has demonstrating significant and substantial knowledge improvement, stigma reduction, and enhancement of help-seeking efficacy among students and teachers.