60 schools have been chosen at random to participate in a trial to evaluate the effectiveness of this program in 2021-2023. If your school has been contacted and invited to participate, you will receive details about the school year you have been chosen to implement in.
On My Mind will be widely available to implement in schools from the year 2023-2024.
If you are a teacher who will be implementing On My Mind in your classroom either 2021-2022 or 2022-2023, and have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Resources for schools:
If you are a principal who has been contacted, we are excited to work with you. Steps you may take now:
- Become our official partner, committing to official cooperation with the National Institute of Mental Health on improving mental health and well-being of students and teachers.
- Support your teacher to get trained in delivering On My Mind. If possible, accommodate their needs by excusing their training-related days off and support training-related expenses such as travel.
- Offer teachers your support when they are implementing the program in your school. Teachers are at the frontline of school and students’ well-being. Supporting teachers to pursue mental health and well-being will translate to healthier students and a healthy school environment.
In everyday life, everyone experiences ups and downs and sometimes feels overwhelmed. It’s perfectly normal to use the support of others – friends, family, and/or even professional help.
Everyone can experience different warning signs. Usually, there are some changes in how we feel, what we do and how we interact with others. It’s OK to ask for help for yourself or a peer – even if that feels overwhelming.
Resources for students:
5-4-3-2-1 Ground yourself – simple technique against stress and anxiety
Breathing GIF – tool for proper deep breathing
Parents are the very first teachers of children. They can model the kinds of skills, attitudes, and behaviors we want all students to develop. Along with the schools, parents are key partners in helping children acquire social and emotional skills as well as maintain a good mental health.
Resources for parents: