About This Course
This course has been designed for in-service teachers in grades 7-12.
The program is a non-credit online course offered by the University of British Columbia, delivered on the UBCx Online platform. This is a self-paced course that consists of 6 modules. While time commitment will be unique for each participant, the estimated commitment is approximately 6-8 hours in total. Modules are completed sequentially, and each consists of:
- Classroom activities
- Self-guided study
- Module test
This online program is asynchronous (no real-time events are scheduled).
Learn more about this course, including program background and learning objectives, on the Faculty of Education's Professional Development & Community Engagement website
Mental health literacy is the foundation for mental health promotion, prevention and care and can be developed through classroom based curriculum implementation that has been scientifically shown to improve mental health related outcomes for students and also for their teachers. A Canadian-developed, nationally and internationally-researched resource, the Mental Health Curriculum Guide (The Guide) – previously available only through face-to-face delivery– is now available online.
In this course, educators will learn how to apply this classroom-ready, web-based, modular mental health curriculum resource as well as develop their own mental health literacy. Educators can then use this resource designed to be delivered to regular classroom to successfully address mental health related curriculum outcomes designed to be delivered by usual classroom teachers to students aged 12 to 19.