The Mental Health & High School Curriculum Guide (the Guide) is the first and only evidence-based Canadian mental health literacy curriculum resource designed for use in schools (grades 7-10). It is delivered by classroom teachers in a sustainable and cost-effective manner. The Guide is a flexible resource for educators and evidence shows it can be adapted to different school populations and settings, including in low and middle income countries. Use of the Guide by classroom teachers provides a pedagogically familiar method of enhancing mental health literacy outcomes in a frugal, sustainable and system-enhancing manner. The Guide includes six interactive web-based classroom-ready modules, a teacher self-study resource, lesson plans, print and video resources, PowerPoint presentations, evaluation options, and supplementary materials. It provides a complete set of educational tools proven to increase mental health literacy of both students and teachers. A one-day face-to-face professional learning session for classroom teachers, and a two-day train-the-trainer workshop for Guide workshop facilitators build capacity for program sustainability, regardless of jurisdiction are available if desired.
Key Outcomes: Mental Health Literacy
Already in Schools: Yes
Cost: $ (<$100)
Training Requirements: Training NOT Required
Parent Involvement: N/A
Notes About This Intervention:
- 6 units align with health and physical education curriculum. Supplementary material is also available online.
- Curriculum Guide available for free to download online or purchased through Amazon.
For more information on implementing an intervention at your school, check out COMPASS for Schools resources on how you can create a mentally healthier space.