Recently, the Work2BeWell team hosted a webinar series in partnership with the National Student Advisory Council (NSAC) and National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), the professional organization for secondary school leaders, geared toward teen mental health. The three webinars were led by NSAC students and trusted mental health experts, providing student leaders with important, potentially lifesaving information. Hundreds of participants from around the country signed on to participate live and many others have watched the recordings, which are available on NASSP’s website.
Emotional First Aid Kit
In this webinar, students learn how to create their own emotional first aid kid, complete with sights, sounds, smells, touches, trusted contacts, and journaling ideas meant to reduce stress in tense situations and help them to care for their own mental health.
Students are provided with the tools to prepare for and have necessary but difficult conversations with parents, friends, etc. and also what to do when those conversations don’t go as well as anticipated.
ECPF (Emotionally Connect, Partner, and Respond)
This lesson is about how to respond to an emotional health crisis, including information on the prevalence of youth mental illness, the facts on suicide, important warning signs, how to know if a friend or loved one is in crisis, how to connect someone with resources when needed, and more.
Work2BeWell is Providence’s teen mental health and wellness program focused on providing mental health resources and education to teens, parents and educators. Their goal is to promote teen wellness across the country and work to normalize conversations about mental wellness and reduce the stigma that surrounds it.
On the Work2BeWell website, there are many free curriculums, resources, and implementation tools on topics including stress, JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion), suicide prevention, relationships, and more, plus resources in Spanish and Vietnamese.
This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your health care professional's instructions.
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