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Mental wellness

At A Glance

Mental Wellness is…

State of Your Mind’s Wellbeing

Three Mental Wellness Skills

  • Self-Awareness
  • Ability to Regulate and Manage Emotions
  • Awareness of Others and Ability of Managing Social Relationships

Crete a shared definition of mental wellness and identify three priorities*. 

*Remember cultural trends on how different cultures view mental wellness

 Make it easy for students to SELF-SCREEN for potential challenges. 

Informal screening tools are useful for both students and staff. The informality of the tools makes them easy to use and provide QUICK INDICATORS.

  Visual and Sensory MANIPULATIVES that help students express themselves in difficult conversations. 

Teaching that ACKNOWLEDGES that learning is a biopsychosocial process. 

Learning recognizes EMOTION AND SOCIAL ELEMENTS of learning. 

We must TALK about learning psychology and social interactions as a vehicle in learning.

  Integrate strategies that FRAME psychological aspects of learning in a SAFE AND APPROACHABLE manner.

We cannot IGNORE emotions in learning.

Three Framing Tools

  • Reach Inside
  • Internal Dialogue
  • Talk to Me

  Resources that help learners with mental wellness within the classroom

  • Prevention & Coping
  • Competency & Self-Awareness

Resources that help learners with mental wellness OUTSIDE  the classroom

  • Prevention
  • Competency
  • Whole Person

 Create contextualized lessons that integrate mental wellness concepts  into existing lesson plans.


See Mockingbird MindStrong Strategies

Free Resources

How about some resources!

Download the following resources to use in your classroom and to help you remember the information that you learned.  

Mental Wellness Playbook

Summary of Strategies

Mental Wellness Spectrum

One Page Informal Screening Tool

Screening Tools

Summary of Screening Tools

Journaling Prompts

Journaling prompts related to mental wellness