How can teachers promote positive mental health?
School is an important place to help students build self-esteem, self-confidence and a sense of control over their lives. Teachers have an incredible impact on the lives of their students and have a role to play in developing positive mental health. By involving the whole school community, teachers can foster supportive relationships within their classrooms and schools.
You may be interested in exploring the following programs that promote positive mental health in the classroom:
Pan-Canadian Joint Consortium for School Health's Positive Mental Health Toolkit
B.C. schools program FRIENDS
Canadian school program Roots of Empathy