This training is audio-enabled. Please ensure that your volume is adjusted to an appropriate level and/or attach headphones if viewing in a public/shared environment.
The training will take approximately 60-minutes to complete all lessons and modules.
At the start and end of this training, please complete the brief survey to help us understand how effective this training has been in building your understanding of youth mental health and how you can support students.
Throughout the training, you will be also asked to read, watch videos and answer questions. Some of the questions will be multiple-choice, while others will ask you to reflect on what you have learned. To be recognized as a Mental Health Ally, you will need to complete the entire training and correctly answer questions.
Once you have completed the training, additional mental health resources and badges designating you as a Mental Health Ally will be available to download.
By the end of this training, you will be able to:
- Describe youth mental health challenges
- Recognize signs and symptoms of common mental health challenges
- Understand the confidentiality protocols associated with mental health disclosure
- Conduct supportive and appropriate conversations about mental health
- Refer students to available mental health resources in your school community
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