Self-Care and Mindfulness (Emotional First-Aid Kit)
In the Work2BeWell Self-Care and Mindfulness lesson, students will create their own emotional first-aid kit. Their kit will include sounds, sights, touches, smells, trusted contacts (humans), and journaling (take action). The first-aid kit will help youth practice self-care and mindfulness, helping them reduce stress in tense situations and proactively care for their mental health.
In the Work2BeWell Stress lesson, youth will learn what stress is, how it develops, the types of stress, the fact that it’s a normal feeling, and be connected with resources and suggestions for what to do when feeling stressed
In this short and interactive lesson, students will create their own definition of anxiety and depression. They will also learn about each, how they may have impacted their life and their peers, recognize how to detect if their friends are anxious or depressed, and discover what they can do about it! The lesson concludes with having students create draft social media posts to assist in launching a school wellness campaign.
E-CPR (Emotionally Connect, Partner, and Respond)
Most people know how to respond to a physical health crisis, but few, regardless of age, know how to respond to an emotional health crisis. The E-CPR lesson covers important aspects of youth mental illness, including how common it is, facts on suicide, warning signs, how to detect a crisis in their friends, how to connect a friend with people and resources that can help, and much more. The lesson will prepare youth to help and advocate for their peers without claiming responsibility for maintaining another person’s safety.
Mental Health Flyers & Social Media Posts
Our Work2BeWell flyers and social media posts are resources to help you share mental health strategies with your classroom or online to promote digital wellness.
Get Digital Tools & Resources from Facebook
In conjunction with our partners at Facebook, we are excited to highlight additional resources for teens, educators, and parents on Facebook’s Get Digital online learning platform. Here, key lessons, videos, and conversation starters focused on Digital Citizenship and wellbeing empower teens and adults to #work2bewell.