Student Mental Wellness
This collection is full of resources to support students in maintaining mental wellness.
"Learning skills to support our mental health early in life can provide significant benefits to our physical, emotional, and social growth for life. For example, for children to choose calm in times of stress, they first need the opportunity to experience calm and practice arriving at a calm state.
All of the tools you find in this toolkit help cultivate calm, mental health, and overall well being. In this resource, learn 9 yoga and mindfulness practices for mental health that are suitable for a variety of settings and time frames: each tool may be as brief as 1 minute or expanded as needed.
Use the tools individually or all together to tailor your own experience, now and for the long term."
*Yoga Poses at Desk
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The Action for Happiness app is based on the themes and actions from our popular monthly calendars and aims to give users a couple of friendly "nudges" each day - firstly that day's action in the morning and secondly an inspiring message towards the end of the day.
The app is like having a little personal action coach in your pocket who:
Gives you friendly 'nudges' with an action idea each day
Sends you inspiring messages to give you a boost
Helps you connect & share ideas with like-minded people
Download the app from The Google Play Store or the Apple Store.
Discover activities for preschool to grade 12.
*Reading & Writing
Alcohol abuse doesn’t just put students at risk; it threatens the ability of schools to achieve their educational objectives. AlcoholEdu® for High School takes a public health approach to preventing alcohol abuse, incorporating evidence-based prevention methods to create a highly engaging student experience. Through this scalable online program, which has been proven to reduce negative consequences associated with underage drinking, high schools can reach all students with a consistent message and empower them to make safer and healthier decisions about alcohol.
This Course Covers
Underage Drinking Laws
Alcohol and the Brain & Body
Values & Goal-Setting
Challenging Common Myths
Talking to Parents
A smartphone App designed to help teens and youth to cope with anxiety - promoting a shift in thinking about anxiety.
Available for iPhone/iPad in the apple store:
Available for android in google play store:
"The Move to Learn Team is EXCITED to debut a redesigned website and a new collection of FREE classroom videos to help teenage students shake out the energy and regain focus! "
This site is great because there are videos targeted toward teenagers and most break breaks are for younger kids.
There are also collections for Prek-K, K-3 and 4-6.
This playlist has brain breaks for prek-grade 12!
One Kindness practice a day right is introduced here with a short video for 30 days total.
On this page, you can download a journal page, a socially shareable image, and watch the daily video.
Tag your posts with #deepkindness so we can follow your magic!
You can also sign up and have days sent to you.
There are a series of videos for movement, brain breaks, yoga, and energizing breaks with younger kids!
There are videos for:
Movement & Yoga
Explore moods and emotions using drawing and creativity! These mindful moodles will help students get in touch with their emotions. Thank you to Smiling Mind for the these great materials.
Crisis Text Line is the free, 24/7, confidential text message service for people in crisis. The service is currently available in the Canada via SMS at 686868.
There is also an opportunity to apply to be a volunteer crisis responder.
Students have access to a number of courses in the area of:
*Social & Emotional Learning
*Health & Wellness
*College & Career Readiness
Sun West students - ask your teacher to add you to a course! Currently we access Everfi via the Clever portal. Leila Pullum (email@example.com) is here to respond to student and teacher support questions, so please don’t hesitate to reach if you need help.
NEW courses are being added regularly.
Healthier Me Jr
Healthier Me Middle School
Hockey Scholar Math & Science
Endeavour STEM Career Exploration
Ignition Digital Safety & Citizenship
Mental Wellness Basics
High Schools 9-12
Mental Wellness Basics
Prescription Drug Safety
EVERFI Financial Literacy
This toolkit unpacks six specific, practical tools that can be used to share yoga and mindfulness with teens/adolescent students.
All six tools prioritize two important objectives:
- How to address common roadblocks that (seemingly) limit teens’ access to yoga and mindfulness, and
- How to liberate and affirm teens’ identities in yoga and mindfulness
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"A family yoga practice can be a fun, dynamic way to enjoy moments together that turn into memories. Designed for families and groups of all ages, this 25-minute yoga practice features partner work and imaginative play while teaching the value of connectedness."
"Gratitude scavenger hunt. My kids love to “hunt for treasure” and pretend with me! Believe me, my husband is often standing from afar laughing at us as we enter “imagination land”. Scavenger hunts help kids to become aware of the simple things in nature they can be grateful for. We’ve made a free printable that you can download of the scavenger hunt."
Give your eyes a break with this audio-only Digital Wellness Break. Follow along as teacher Stephanie's voice guides you step-by-step through "Tense and Release," a mind-body-breath integration that's designed for children and effective for all ages.
TODAY’S MINDFUL MOVEMENT
🦦 TENSE AND RELEASE 🦦
“It’s the end of a very long day. Back-to-back-to-back meetings. You sign-off from work, gather your belongings, rush out the door... only to get stuck in traffic. Tension rises.
A busy lifestyle with no time to relax can lead to frustration, tension, and chronic stress.
Making time in our busy days to mindfully unwind can help. Tense and Release is one of our favorite relaxation exercises to do just this. By consciously tensing and releasing our bodies, we are able to tune out what is going on outside and tune in to what’s going on inside. And in tune, consciously let go of the tension and stress we carry.
This audio-only relaxation will allow you to return to a state of balance. Just hit 'play' and give your eyes a rest for the next four minutes.” (Yoga Ed.)