The Stigma-Free Society is a Canadian charity whose mission is to educate and support young people in their mental health wellness journeys. As with schools4health, their belief is that mental health education should be integrated into all classrooms. Mental health is one of the 4 dimensions of health (WHO).
The society’s Student Mental Health Toolkit program is made for youth, educators, school counsellors and parents/guardians who want to teach and promote mental wellness for Grades 4-7 and 8-12.
The virtual Toolkit is for educators and school counsellors to share documentary videos, mental health topics and personal stories along with interactive components for youth in their classrooms or at home.
Also included in the Toolkit are Mental Health Wellness Lesson Plans that align with most curriculum guidelines. The Lesson Plans are cross-curricular and can be used in many course subjects.
There are sections that include:
- Diverse-ability and Inclusion
- Engaging and educational animated videos and comics
- Specialized section devoted to Parents, Guardians and Caregivers
There is much more in the Toolkit to use on the mental health wellness journey.