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Mental Health

Mental health and wellness

Five to Thrive

There are many different and relevant ways to foster and maintain good mental health. As we navigate these difficult times and changing COVID-19 protocols, you may be feeling stressed, worried, or isolated.  

Research consistently points to five ways that can help promote a healthy mind. We call these the Thrive 5, and they are simple, easy-to-implement ways to help support your mental health. 

The Thrive 5 Are: 

  • Moving More
  • Sleeping Soundly
  • Eating Well
  • Giving Back 
  • Saying Hi (make social connections)

Foundry Campbell River

Foundry Campbell River is a one-stop shop for youth health and wellness.  The self-guided tour under the "Resource" section is here for you to share with your students.  For an in-person presentation, please contact

Lots of great mental health and wellness resources for youth, educators and families here: Foundry BC

Mental Health Literacy

Mental Health Literacy is the knowledge and understanding that helps us become responsible, effective and successful in living full and healthy lives.  With good mental health literacy, we learn how to take better care of ourselves, our loved ones and our communities.  

This is a great website to increase knowledge regarding mental health literacy.  It contains curriculum guides, links to magazines and audio resources.

Teaching Mental Health Literacy

Mental Health Pyramid Explained - helpful knowledge for everyone!

The Happiness Trap

Understanding Stress

Understanding Stress - Elementary Version

Excellent Resource for Teaching and Learning about Mental Health Literacy

Want to learn more about teaching about and supporting students experiencing anxiety?  Check out excellent online professional development and teaching resources: 

Everyday Anxiety Strategies for Educators K-7

Everyday Anxiety Strategies for Educators 8-12

Ready to Play Mental Health Video lists on the NFB

Talking about Mental Health - Elementary

Understanding Mental Health in Youth and Adults (13+)

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