Mastermind - WE Well-being - Summer, 2019

Youth and school programming

WE Well-being will equip students and educators with educational curriculum and supporting resources that foster social, emotional, physical and mental well-being inside and outside of the classroom. Moreover, the program will empower participants to build safe and caring environments, while reducing stigma and other mental health risk factors. WE Well-being aims to foster knowledge, competencies and positive human qualities through experiential service-learning to promote social, emotional, physical and mental well-being in children, youth and educators. Our primary objective is to promote well-being by increasing internal (i.e., self-regulation) and external (i.e., positive relationships) protective factors by decreasing risk factors (i.e., stigma) for mental health challenges. Educational Curriculum and Lessons Plans Teachers will receive a turn-key package of lesson plans and resources on mental well-being that they will plug into their existing course work. Teachers will use the resources throughout the year to support consistent engagement with the material. Lesson plans will focus on key mental health topics including:

• Understanding the brain and brain development • Help-seeking • Resilience

• Understanding stress response • Self-care • Reducing stigma

Lesson plans will be developed in four cohorts of grades (primary K-3, junior 4-6, intermediate 7-8 and senior 9-12).

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