About the Curriculum
The Active Minds Peer-Powered Mental Health Curriculum for High Schools empowers and prepares high school students with the knowledge and skills to start conversations about mental health. The FREE curriculum can be facilitated in classrooms or to enhance the mental health programming of Active Minds’ high school chapters or other student groups. High schools do not need to have an Active Minds chapter to request the curriculum.
- Reduce barriers to initiate and continue conversations about mental health.
- Open a conversation about how mental health affects all of us.
- Provide a sense of connection among students and their high school community regarding mental health.
How to promote mental health literacy
Consisting of thirteen discussion guides for student and adult facilitators, tailored resources, and both structured and open-ended questions, the Active Minds Peer-Powered Mental Health Curriculum is rooted in mental health literacy and social emotional development. Across five focus areas (Action, Education, Awareness, Connections, and Community), the curriculum aligns with the following standards/competencies:
- CASEL’s SEL Framework (the five core competencies include: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making)
- American School Counselor Association (ASCA) Mindsets & Behaviors for Student Success
- National Health Education Standards (NHES)
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.