TeenMentalHealth.Org and the UBC Faculty of Education Launch Online Training Course

On October 31st, Teenmentalhealth.org and the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia launched the online professional learning program for educators, Bringing Mental Health to Schools: A Curriculum Resource for Grades 8-10. It is a self-guided course designed to assist teachers with implementing evidence-based mental health literacy in the classroom by using the Mental Health and High School Curriculum Guide, an online classroom ready, modular mental health literacy curriculum resource designed for educators.

By taking the course, educators upgrade their own mental health literacy while learning how to apply the evidence-based, Canadian mental health literacy resource into their classrooms. The online platform allows educators in rural and remote areas to access professional learning that is in high demand. It also makes it easier and less expensive for schools, school boards and Ministries of Education to provide and sustain this effective classroom intervention designed for implementation in grade 8, 9 or 10.

“Numerous studies conducted nationally and internationally have found that this mental health literacy resource has improved outcomes for both teachers and for students,” says Dr. Kutcher. “In fact, it’s the only program with solid research evidence developed in Canada and available for Canadian educators.”

The registration fee is $20 with an additional $10 to receive a digital copy of your professional learning certificate. The course is self-paced to allow participants to work on their own time. The estimated time commitment is approximately 6-8 hours.

The resource is being used across Canada and internationally. For firsthand accounts of the impact the resource has had in classrooms in British Columbia view this Global news story: https://globalnews.ca/video/3876531/north-shore-school-districts-introduce-mental-health-classes.

MORE ABOUT THE ONLINE TRAINING COURSE AND HOW TO REGISTER

http://pdce.educ.ubc.ca/MentalHealth/

 

ABOUT TEENMENTALHEALTH.ORG

TeenMentalHealth.Org uses the best scientific evidence available to develop application-ready professional learning programs, publications, tools and resources to enhance the understanding of adolescent mental health. Dr. Stan Kutcher works to create, develop and deliver research, education and clinical programs by collaborating with its audiences.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Kate Elliot, Communications Coordinator
Sun Life Financial Chair in Adolescent Mental Health
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(902) 470-8444

Mallory Comeau, Communications Coordinator
Sun Life Financial Chair in Adolescent Mental Health
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(902) 470-8380