Mental Wellness

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121 Employee Wellness Program Ideas for 2020 That Your Team Will Love
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"Below is a list of 121 employee wellness program ideas that you can easily implement at your office.

Free bonus: Download this entire list as a PDF. Easily save it on your computer for quick reference or print it for your company’s next Wellness Meeting. Includes 10 bonus ideas not found in this post."

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Emil Shour
Date Added:
03/02/2020
18 Self-Esteem Worksheets and Activities for Teens and Adults (+PDFs)
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Public Domain
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Content on website goes over the following topics as well as provides PDF worksheets and templates. Teens, young adults

Something About Me: Self-Esteem Sentence Completion
Things I Like About Me Worksheet
I’m Great Because…” Worksheet
Friendship Ingredients
Designing Affirmations Worksheet
Understanding Self-Confidence Worksheet
You, At Your Best Worksheet
My Wins Worksheet
Before You Die’ Bucketlist Worksheet
Reframing Negative Judgments
6 Self-esteem activities for Teens
Self-Esteem Sentence Stems Worksheet
Self-Esteem Journal Template
Gratitude Worksheet and Journal Template
Reframing Critical Self-Talk Worksheet
Identifying and Challenging Core Beliefs
Exercises for Building Self-esteem
Assertive Communication Worksheet
Tips for Overcoming Low Self-Esteem and Low Self-Worth
Ten Days to Self-Esteem Improvement: An Action Pla

Subject:
Health Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
CourtneyAckerman
postivepsychology
Date Added:
09/06/2019
1. Managing Your Mind - recorded copy
Read the Fine Print
Educational Use
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Sun West DLC's Managing Your Mind presentation. Review discussions on daily stress and anxiety with three guest speakers. Learn strategies for growing resiliency in your life and home and hear from DLC teachers about some quick activities that can help manage your own mind during a stressful moment.

This presentation has been Powered by RBC, partners of the DLC in creating a locally developed Mental Wellness 30 course, and partners in bringing mental wellness discussions and awareness to the forefront. Thank you RBC, for your support, and for your contribution in making today’s event happen.

Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Renee Jain
Sun West DLC
Trina Markusson
Date Added:
04/08/2021
9 Yoga & Mindfulness Tools for Mental Health
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"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."

*Counting Breath
*Core Breath
*Yoga Poses at Desk
*Brain Break
*Relaxation

You will need to share your email to download the guide.

Subject:
Education
Health & Fitness
Mental Wellness
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Yoga Ed
Date Added:
09/16/2021
AboutKidsHealth
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This site includes resources on how to support your child's mental health and general wellbeing through physical activity, sleep, nutrition and learning.

Subject:
Health Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
AboutKidsHealth
Sick Kids
Date Added:
01/25/2021
Acting Out: Understanding and Reducing Aggressive Behaviour in Children and Youth
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Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

Explains types of aggressive behaviour, identifies related factors, distinguishes between normal and concerning behaviour, and gives advice on how to address aggression in youth, including proven prevention and intervention strategies

Subject:
Health Education
Material Type:
Reading
Date Added:
02/25/2019
Action for Happiness App
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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.

Subject:
Education
Mental Wellness
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Action for Happiness
Date Added:
09/22/2021
Addictions treatment for First Nations and Inuit
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First Nations communities with addiction challenges have access to two programs funded by the Government of Canada. These programs are the National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program (NNADAP) and the National Youth Solvent Abuse Program (NYSAP).
For information on NNADAP and NYSAP treatment programs, contact a treatment centre near you. You can also contact your local regional office at the number provided below.
For information on NNADAP community-based prevention programs, contact your community nursing station, health centre, band council or local regional office.

Subject:
Health Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Indigenous Services Canada
Date Added:
03/12/2019
Adult Mental Health Clinics SK
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The Adult Mental Health Clinics are part of a continuum of treatment and support services available for adults (age 18 and over). They provide a wide range of community-based services for people who are having significant problems related to their mental health and well-being. All services are provided free of charge.

Services included:
- Intake Program
- Community Outreach and Support Team
- Adult Community Program
- Individual Counseling
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy
- The Wellbeing Course
- Alternatives to Violence
- Psychology Assessment
- Community Recovery Services
- Adult Psychiatry

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Date Added:
02/12/2019
Adult SEL Toolkit for 2020-21
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What Is It?

If you are tasking teachers with focusing on student SEL, adult social-emotional learning (SEL) should be a priority, too. This Adult SEL Toolkit includes resources, templates, and professional development materials for supporting educator well-being and building teacher capacity around social-emotional learning.

What's Inside This Toolkit?
✔ *NEW* Panorama's Adult SEL Measures (includes 15 survey topics)
✔ *NEW* 4 Adult SEL Strategies from Panorama's Professional Learning Library
✔ 3 Activities for Adults to Practice Modeling SEL
✔ SEL Exploration Worksheet

Subject:
Education
Health Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Primary Source
Reading
Author:
Panorama Education
Date Added:
02/01/2021
Alcohol Education Program
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This site includes resources for youth, parents, coaches, teachers on alcohol use. It includes several lessons designed to integrate with Saskatchewan curriculum, in particular with Health/Wellness 9 and 10 and lessons for the Biology curriculum. It provides full lessons, relevant resources (videos, prezis, etc.), educational techniques and ideas for dealing with sensitive topics.

Subject:
Health Education
Biology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Date Added:
03/12/2019
Anxiety Canada on the App Store
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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:
https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/mindshift/id634684825?mt=8

Available for android in google play store:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bstro.MindShift&hl=en

Subject:
Health Education
Material Type:
Game
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Anxiety Disorders: Attacks, symptoms, Treatment
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The dedicated team at Anxiety.org is committed to making mental health information accessible, inclusive, easy-to-find, and easy-to-understand. We want anyone suffering from an anxiety disorder to have access to all the resources they need to understand and overcome their condition. This website provides the latest and most relevant information by working directly with distinguished doctors, therapists, scientists, and specialists to keep you on the cutting-edge of research and advancements in the field, while keeping our content approachable for the average reader. Our goal is to bridge the understanding gap that exists between mental health professionals and those actually dealing with anxiety disorders.
Hundreds of millions of people worldwide have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder or related mood or mental health issue. In fact, some studies have estimated the number to be over 1 billion! And the majority of those diagnosed or struggling with an anxiety disorder don't receive treatment or have access to the information, treatment, or tools they need during their journey to recovery. Anxiety.org is there to provide support to people no matter what their environment or economic status.
It is not surprising that there are over four million monthly Internet searches worldwide on anxiety-related terms. Some of these searches come from undiagnosed individuals seeking basic knowledge about what they are experiencing; others come from diagnosed persons looking for specific information and guidance; and still others come from individuals seeking understanding and advice regarding a family member, loved one, or close friend who is dealing with anxiety. For people with these conditions, the isolating nature and stigma associated with anxiety disorders has been a significant obstacle to seeking professional treatment. Anxiety.org allows anxiety sufferers the ability to seek help anonymously and conveniently.
We have partnered with hundreds of schools, institutions, researchers and clinicians, experienced therapists, and other mental health and wellness experts. All the donations received, as well as 100% of Anxiety.org revenue in 2016, will be used to fund grants to universities, clinics, and research institutions. If you are interested, please email our publisher at Research@Anxiety.org.

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Date Added:
02/12/2019
Anxiety Drama Performance
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A great way to show anxiety is to do a drama performance and act it out for others to see what anxiety is really like for someone.
Dealing with Anxiety:
Video series “Stopping the Noise in your Head: The New Way to Overcome Anxiety and Worry”
1. Find a situation that scares you…really cares you!
a) For example flying in an airplane. Have an actor pretending to be on a plane with ‘anxiety’ sitting beside them
2. Move towards that thing….get the stress going.
3. Acknowledge that doubt, stress, and discomfort.
4. Welcome what is happening…..
5. Give yourself a motivational or instructional comment…give me more
6. Go back to the task
7. Give yourself a “ point” for being able to go back to the task.

Subject:
Health Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Sun West School Division
Date Added:
11/13/2018
Anxiety Slideshow
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The following resource is a powerpoint on anxiety. It covers the following:
- What anxiety is
- Steps to help kids overcome anxiety
- Parenting patterns that work and don't work
- Anxiety enhancers

Subject:
Health Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Sun West School Division
Date Added:
04/03/2020
Anxiety in Youth
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Public Domain
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Anxiety education for youth, teens. Includes content,, activities and videos on topics:

Anxiety 101
Facing Fears
Fight, Flight, Freeze
Thinking Right
How to Chill
Healthy Habits
Common Problems

Subject:
Health Education
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Anxiety Canada
Date Added:
09/06/2019
Back to School Social & Emotional Learning Curriculum & Activities from Everfi
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Classroom Culture

Instill a sustainable, positive culture in your classroom with these lessons and activities.

Elementary - 8 Activities for Building a Compassionate Classroom Culture

Middle School - 7 Activities to Foster Decision-Making and Character Skills

High School - 6 Ways to Embed Mental Wellness into Classroom Culture

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Everfi
Author:
Everfi
Date Added:
08/20/2019
Be The Warrior Not The Worrier - Fighting Anxiety & Fear Video
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Video on fighting anxiety and fear

What if there was a way to systematically fight every single fear you have?

Angela has worked in public relations for over a decade, gaining invaluable experience and contacts throughout the industry. In the last ten years, Angela has represented some of the biggest international celebrities and brands. At 28 she saw an opportunity to create a new-school PR agency that was obsessed and addicted to results. Angela began Australian based Flourish PR in February 2010 and the business has grown from a home office into a busy dynamic agency.

Angela runs a dedicated team of publicists and creatives who are new school thinkers in the world of PR.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Reading
Date Added:
02/23/2019
Be Unsure and Uncomfortable on Purpose
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Our brains have an alarm system that works all on its own. It is called the amygdala, and when the amygdala fires off its alarm system we tend to listen. Which is great if we are actually in a fire, or actually being chased by a large wild animal, or actually our life is indeed in danger! However, for the most part, often our amygdala fires when we are NOT in any real kind of danger. For instance:
Talking to a person we don’t know, is NOT life threatening.
Ordering a meal in a restaurant, is NOT life threatening.
Writing a test, is NOT life threatening.
Making eye contact with someone, is NOT life threatening.
However, when we have anxiety our brain activates our amygdala and we respond with body sensations and thoughts that make us believe they just might be! The amygdala is a small almond shaped organ in our brain that processes our memory, our decision-making response and our emotional responses. It is part of our nervous system, and all too often it is working over-time.
To handle worry and anxiety we need to teach our brain to NOT turn on the alarm system. (The best part about a brain is that it is very capable of changing the way it thinks! This is called neuroplasticity.). We need to tell our brain:
- I am willing to feel UNcomfortable.
- I am willing to feel unsure and to NOT know what might happen next.
- I am willing to use my courage and do what I might not want to do.
- I can handle it if things do not go just perfect.
- I am okay with NOT knowing how things are going to turn out.
By saying this in our mind and by doing this we can change the response our brain makes. It will take time and constant repetition…but it can be accomplished. We can actually make a new neuropathway in our brain so that it no longer ‘fires up panic’ when we do things. It is like making a new walking path across the grass. Eventually, if we stay on the same new path, the old one fills in and a new path begins to appear.

Subject:
Health Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Author:
Sun West School Division
Date Added:
11/13/2018
The Best Books To Teach Kids Self-Control, Mindfulness, and Regulation
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This is a fabulous list of 21 books to teach students about everything from self-regulation to patience.

These books would be a wonderful addition to any classroom library or library and would be excellent as read-aloud stories for students, followed by discussion.

These books are all connected to 21st century skills - especially self management or character/self-regulation.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Health Education
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reading
Author:
Ashley Soderlund Ph D
Timmee Whitmore
Date Added:
11/27/2019
A Better Way to Talk about Love
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CC BY-NC-ND
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In love, we fall. We're struck, we're crushed, we swoon. We burn with passion. Love makes us crazy and makes us sick. Our hearts ache, and then they break. Talking about love in this way fundamentally shapes how we experience it, says writer Mandy Len Catron. In this talk for anyone who's ever felt crazy in love, Catron highlights a different metaphor for love that may help us find more joy and less suffering in it.

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
TED
Author:
Mandy Len Catron
Date Added:
11/01/2015
Brain Breaks, Movement Breaks, Dance Videos for TEENS, ADULTS & KIDS
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"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!

Subject:
Education
Health Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
MovetoLearnMS
Date Added:
01/14/2020
Buffalo Riders Program- Intervention, Support and Substance Abuse Services
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The Buffalo Riders program enhances and strengthens community-based capacity to provide youth with early and brief interventions and support services in reducing substance using behaviour. The five day training program for facilitators includes the latest research and culturally specific teachings about youth resiliency, risk and protective factors, and developmental assets/factors which research has identified as critical for young people’s successful growth and development.

Subject:
Health Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Date Added:
03/12/2019
Building Body Acceptance (Body Dysmorphia) Self-Help Resources
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Many people can have a poor body image, seeing their general physical appearance in a negative light (e.g., “I hate my body”). However, the term Body Dysmorphic Disorder, or BDD, is used to describe a particular more specific type of body image problem. BDD is marked by an intense preoccupation with a perceived flaw in one’s physical appearance. Individuals with BDD often spend significant periods of time worrying about and evaluating a particular aspect of their appearance. Large amounts of time may be spent checking their appearance in the mirror, comparing their appearance with others, and engaging in behaviours designed to try to hide or conceal the area of concern.

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Primary Source
Date Added:
02/23/2019
Character Playbook
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Character Playbook is an innovative digital course that uses engaging strategies to educate students about cultivating and maintaining healthy relationships during their critical middle school years. Comprised of six lessons that cover key concepts around positive character development, social-emotional learning (SEL), and building healthy relationships, Character Playbook allows students to engage with real-world scenarios, including examples of bystander intervention, resolving conflicts, effective communication, and positive relationships.

This Course Covers
Analyzing Influences
Understanding & Managing Emotions
Communicating Effectively
Resolving Conflicts
Stepping In
Making Decisions

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Provider:
Everfi
Author:
Everfi
Date Added:
09/04/2018
Character Strong
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This site offers a 30 Day Kindness Journal that will impact mental wellness and the world through a daily practice of Kindness that will take 10 minutes or less and can all be done from home. The Virtual Resource Library is a huge library of tools & resources (videos, strategies, family/student/staff challenges). Virtual Assemblies offer some of the best youth speakers and performers to provide online assemblies to keep students (and staff!) engaged, inspired, and hopeful.

Subject:
Health Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Character Strong
Date Added:
03/24/2020
Child Trauma Research Centre - University of Regina
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Research. Dissemination. Advocacy. Community.

"The Digital Connections Hub presents evidence-based child welfare research and resources related to COVID-19 and other potential health crises. It facilitates easy access to resources for children and youth, service providers, families and caregivers, governments, and the general public who share a concern for children in care and the wellbeing of children and youth in general."

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Univeristy of Regina
Date Added:
11/20/2020
Common Sense Media - Digital Citizenship Curriculum & EdTech Reviews
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*Digital citizenship (balanced usage)
*EdTech rating & reviews
*Expert advice
*Family engagement resources
*Free monthly webinars

*Digital Passport & Digital Compass games for students
*Videos, toolkits, lesson plans, posters, and more!

*sign up for the weekly newsletter for tips and advice

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Common Sense Media
Date Added:
12/11/2019