The first day of school is a welcome reprieve for many parents. Juggling childcare, work and summer activities can be flat-out exhausting! But, while parents may look forward to school-year routines, some teachers may have a hard time gearing up to be back in the classroom.
Throughout the year, teachers are tasked with setting up and maintaining classrooms, developing lesson plans, communicating with parents, preparing students for state tests and working with students of varying abilities. It’s a demanding job that is often underappreciated and underpaid.
So, if you are a teacher or school what can you do to address mental wellbeing during back-to-school season?
Adult MHFA is an evidence-based course developed for adults to learn how to assist and support another adult who may be experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge. It teaches how to assist someone in need, reduce the stigma around mental illness and promote wellness in your community.
Youth MHFA is an evidence-based course developed to teach adults how to assist and support young people ages 12-18 who may be experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge. Participants are equipped with the skills to make a positive difference in the lives of young people around them.
Find a course today and bring hope and support to teachers in your community.
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