THE COLLECTIVE RESOURCES

The Collective offers numerous mental health resources for students and educators. These resources are created and provided by our Collective partners. All our resources are free and downloadable. Stay up to date with new resources being released with The Bulletin.

Believe In You
American Heart Association
Crisis Text Line
Go Be Great
Life CONsequences
Look For the Good
OPEN PhysEd

Take a moment to breathe by following along to these 1-minute meditation exercises.

We know exam time can be stressful for students and teachers, so follow along with these two breathing exercises to reduce stress and calm your mind. Good luck to all of the students and educators around the nation! We Believe In You!

FOR STUDENTS

FOR EDUCATORS

Print these downloadable the Collective and Believe In You posters and share them with your coworkers and staff! Hang them up in the teachers’ lounges and common areas in your school. Help us end the stigma that surrounds mental health conversations by promoting the Collective and Believe In You.

Believe In You focuses on building school connections, empowering future leaders and promoting mental health awareness for students and educators through the use of empowerment programs, video series, professional development and a speaking tour.

This free program is designed to cultivate student leadership and provide proactive mental health support for all students. This FREE 20-week program is designed to be used in leadership classes as well as student clubs and leadership organizations.

Student Leadership Program

The Believe in You Student Empowerment Program, designed around core SEL competencies, provides free resources to help teachers facilitate social and emotional development. Interactive Student Empowerment Journals are now available in free digital formats.

Empowerment Program

The American Heart Association offers the Kids Heart Challenge and American Heart Challenge school programs that provide unique age-appropriate curriculum and activities. Students and educators have the tools needed to learn social and emotional skills and how to take care of their physical and mental health and well-being.

Building on key learnings from 43 years in America’s schools, the Kids Heart Challenge focuses on whole body wellness, helping students improve their own health and better their character while raising life-saving donations for the American Heart Association to help kids facing heart-health issues.

Kids Heart Challenge

The American Heart Challenge is a service-learning program that gives middle and high school students the opportunity to feel good by doing good. Students will raise funds and awareness to fight for health equity and to end heart disease and stroke.

American Heart Challenge

Crisis Text Line provides free 24/7, high-quality text-based mental health support and crisis intervention by empowering a community of trained volunteers to support people in their moments of need.

Making sure your students are mentally healthy is the foundation of a productive school year. Students need the tools to cope with difficult emotions before you can focus on learning. So, when preparing for this school year, make sure their mental health is top of your list. In this toolkit, you’ll find all of the tools you need to take care of your students in a moment of crisis.

Mental Health School Supplies Toolkit

Everybody has mental health. And, at one point or another, you and your friends may need some tools to cope with difficult emotions. The best way to prepare yourself is to have a plan before you need it.

Mental Health Crisis Plan

The GoBeGreat Foundation celebrates difference-makers and overcomers, those who serve with kindness and selflessness while sharing their gifts, talents and opportunities with others. It encourages perseverance, leadership and community.

GoBeGreaters have served all over the country with causes including the Special Olympics, Salvation Army, suicide prevention, food banks, and breast cancer awareness. As well as many causes that hit closer to home for many affiliated with the organization. Events and fundraisers to support fellow athletes battling illnesses, families in need, and general community service projects are also contributions made by GoBeGreat volunteers.

About Go Be Great

We believe everyone is created for greatness and want to celebrate those that use their gifts, talents and opportunities to positively impact the lives of others! Check out our Go Be Great scholarship award winners.

GBG Award Winners

Life CONsequences is a non-profit organization that focuses on educating middle and high school students on the consequences and dangers of alcohol and substance abuse, social media issues and mental health awareness. Keynote speaker and founder of LifeCON, Ethan Fisher, draws from his life experience to challenge, motivate and inspire his audiences.

A certified 8 hour workshop for educators, coaches and administrators. Attendees will be trained to the signs and symptoms of depression, anxiety, addictions and other mental health issues. This course can help increase workplace performance by created a “team” of employees who care for co-worker’s workplace mental health

Mental Health First Aid Training

Everyday, students are faced with difficult choices. Every decision they make could drastically change their life and the lives around them. Many of those decisions could have overwhelmingly negative consequences. They have the power to say NO to the wrong decisions and YES to the right ones. Have them make the LifeCON commitment today.

The LifeCON Commitment

The Look for the Good Project offers community-care programs for K – 6 school communities to create a sense of safety and belonging and undo unwilled and unwanted aloneness. Students, parents, and educators learn how to unite their communities with gratitude and wiggle their stress into strength using a variety of trauma-informed empowerment tools.

The Kids Wiggle Warrior® Challenge is a free, online activity to help kids and their caregivers learn how to constructively use stressful feelings to identify their needs and make healthy choices. This program is perfect for parents of K – 3 kids.

Kids Wiggle Warrior® Challenge

Access the free digital copy of It’s Okay Not To Be Okay. This interactive book will teach kids to work with their stress instead of against it. Just shake and tap the book to befriend the Mad, Sad, Icky, and Afraid characters inside.

It’s Okay Not To Be Okay

OPEN PhysEd strives to improve the effectiveness of physical education for every child. They help teachers help their students by providing rigorous, outcomes-based curriculum tools to every physical education educator.

Growth mindset is developed through experience, struggle, failure, and triumph. Minute to Win challenges are designed to be a safe place for students to experience and understand this journey. This module is written for intermediate grade levels and can also be used at the middle school level.

Minute to Win

Every student can benefit from mindful movement and mental stillness. OPEN’s Yoga and Mindfulness module is designed to help your students experience the benefits of mindful practice and help them incorporate stress-reduction techniques into their every day lives.

Yoga and Mindfulness