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Mental Health Promotion

Lesson Plans and Activities

MindUp Curriculum

  • A social and emotional learning program for the classroom
  • Uses 15 short lessons to offer easy strategies for helping students focus their attention, improve their self-regulation skills, build resilience to stress, and develop a positive mindset in both school and life.
  • Books available for review or short-term loan from Health Unit by contacting your school’s public health nurse or health promoter

Media Smarts

  • Lesson plans and activities about body image, cyberbullying, and a variety of other digital and media literacy topics.



Curriculum Supports

PREV/Net – What Educators Need to Know about Bullying

  • Includes tips for various members of the school community, fact sheets and tools for schools, bullying prevention activities, teacher handbook, etc.

Additional Resources

Mind Your Mind

  • interactive youth website with information on types of mental illnesses, wellness strategies, support resources and contacts, and tools to educate and help them cope, de-stress, or start thinking about a plan for being well.

Haldimand-Norfolk REACH

  • Information and contact details about services such as 24/7 crisis support line, Mental Health Workers in Schools (ROKS), Walk-in Counselling clinics, etc.

Kids Help Phone

Teacher’s Guide – Everyday practices for Mental Health and Well Being in the Classroom

Teach Resiliency – designed to support your journey towards engagement and energy at work and school and building healthy futures for yourselves and your students