We use evidence-based training and resources to help teachers and school staff get to know the four pillars of mental health literacy:
- Understanding how to foster and maintain strong mental health
- Understanding mental health disorders and their treatments
- Decreasing stigma
- Connecting students so they can get the support they need
Our training is offered in partnership with school authorities in Alberta, and beyond. It has been shown to help educators identify student mental health needs early, and to improve the quality of referrals made.
Video courtesty of MentalHealthLiteracy.org. Used with permission.
These training options are available virtually for the 2021/22 school year:
- Go-To Educator Training: Workshops for school staff about how to identify, support, and refer students showing signs of mental health problems or mental disorders.
- High School Curriculum Guide Training: Professional learning that prepares teachers to deliver the mental health literacy curriculum resource for junior high and high school students.
- Core Trainer Sessions: A program to prepare trainers to offer Go-To Educator Training and/or High School Curriculum Guide Training in their school authority.
To find out about training options in your school authority, talk to your designated mental health lead.
To learn more about our training and resources, visit our website.