- Mental Health
- Substance Use
- Healthy Living
An updated version of the Stop Wondering, Start Knowing Facilitator Guide is now available at mindcheck.ca/schools!
Stop Wondering, Start Knowing is a video-based guide designed to help increase student and school staff understanding of mental health. The resource consists of a facilitation guide and five short videos to educate users about the early signs and symptoms of mental health and substance use challenges and the resources that are available for support. The aim is to increase discussion about mental health in school communities and to decrease the stigma around mental health.
The videos include an introduction to mental health, three interviews with youth who have experienced mental health challenges and a wrap up video. The powerful and personal interviews feature real BC youth sharing what it was like to experience and overcome mental health challenges and how they manage their mental health now.
The Stop Wondering, Start Knowing resource is flexible and may be used during one or multiple classroom sessions. It is designed for use in grades 8-10, but it can be used for other groups at the discretion of the facilitator. There are additional activities included to extend students’ learning about mental health.
As part of the launch of the new guide, the health literacy team will be hosting a series of presentations in school communities in the northern, interior and island regions of BC. To find out more about the workshops, please visit keltymentalhealth.ca/workshops.