What We Can Do
- Understand the factors that affect mental health
- Identify the warning signs
- Establish practices for mental health and wellness
- Develop a support network.
This 21st Century Mental Health and Wellness Framework provides participants with knowledge, reflection and an action plan to implement daily practices. The educator will empower their students with a mindset that it is important to strive for lifelong psychological, social and emotional health. Students will have an opportunity to talk about negative coping behaviors, substance abuse, self-harm, suicide and the negative stigma and cultural attitudes towards mental illness. In addition to this easy to follow curriculum, this program provides professional development, trainings, and in-class coaching to support the implementation of the curriculum with students in the 21st Century Learning Environment.
Studies are showing more and more that a holistic approach to health – linking physical, social, emotional, and mental health – is necessary for mental wellbeing. This approach also helps a great deal with managing and recovering from mental illness. (headtohealth.gov.au)
Mental Health and wellness curriculum
Not all students can rely on their families to provide this mindset throughout their childhood and in each development stage, Generation Text Online provides a 21st Century learning opportunity for youth ranging in age from early elementary to adulthood in order to ensure that practicing mental health is independent of societal inequities. Mental Health and Wellness requires personal responsibility. After being presented with these learning opportunities, it becomes the decision of each individual; children, pre-teens, teenagers and young adults to develop the habits and skills that build a foundation of mental health.
The reality is that we probably have a lot in common with what our friends and colleagues and neighbors are dealing with. … creating a better environment for talking about mental health … that’s where we need to get to…
No matter what our circumstances, we’re all carrying around things that hurt — and they can hurt us if we keep them buried inside. Not talking about our inner lives robs us of really getting to know ourselves and robs us of the chance to reach out to others in need.