May 22,

Mental Health & Resiliency

Mental Health & Resiliency

Curriculum Resource List for Health Topics                        

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Mental Health & Resiliency – Grade 7

Resource: Curriculum Connections:
Social and emotional learning curriculum. Call Public Health, 705-743-1000 to borrow in hard copy.
HPE: PS1.1, PS1.2, CT1.5
Not Myself Today
Click on “mood stickers” in the mini toolkit.
HPE: PS1.1, PS1.2, CT1.5
From Stressed Out to Chilled Out HPE: C1.2, PS1.1, PS1.2, IS1.3, IS1.4, CT1.5
The Innovation Centre
Click on links for positive mental health/resilience building activities to do with students; for example, the Appreciation Wall activity. Appreciation Wall
HPE: PS1.1, PS1.2, IS1.3, IS1.4, CT1.5
Healthy Transitions: Promoting Resilience and Mental Health in Young Adolescence HPE: C2.2, PS1.1, PS1.2, CT1.5
Asset Building Puzzle Activity
Activity to identify individual assets, write on a puzzle piece, fit the pieces together on the wall to map collective assets and strengths. Puzzle Template
HPE: PS1.1, PS1.2, IS1.3, IS1.4, CT1.5
Resiliency – Be Yourself
The “Be Positive Project” produced a series of PSAs with positive mental health messages.  Use these positive messages to support and reinforce curriculum resources.     

Your Thoughts are Powerful 

Replace Negative
Thoughts with Positive Ones

Everyday is a Gift

HPE: PS1.1, PS1.2, IS1.3, IS1.4, CT1.5
Can You Feel It?
20-minute “day in the life of today’s teen” video. Use the story to initiate a discussion about stress and how it really affects youth. Students have the opportunity to build resiliency by planning their own “Life Design”. DVD and resource kit can be borrowed from the Peterborough County City Public Health 705-743-1000.     

Trailer: Can You Feel It | Comment Ca “Fil” (Francais)

HPE: C1.2, PS1.1, PS1.2, IS1.3, IS1.4, CT1.5
Information for Teachers:
Mental Health Services and Directory | Sante mentale
YouThrive (ages 12-19) | Vita-jeunesse
Embracing a Strengths-based Perspective and Practice in Education
Kids Help Phone | Jeuness J’ecoute
Growing Up Resilient:  Ways to Build Resilience in Children and Youth
Making a Difference: An Educators Guide to Child and Youth Mental Health Problems | Les interventions qui comptent
The ABCs of Mental Health – A Teacher Resource
Children’s Mental Health Ontario – Teacher Resources | Santé mentale pour enfants Ontario – Ressources pour les enseignants



Last modified on Sep 02, 2015