Lesson Plans

Legacy – On Our Sleeves: Teaching Children about Mental Health

Grades: Elementary & Middle (1-8)

Subject Area: Health & Wellness, Social-Emotional Learning

Made Possible By: On Our Sleeves®, the movement for children’s mental health

The NEW Emotional Empowerment program for grades 1-6 now available. One in five children today is living with a mental illness. That’s why it’s time to start talking about children’s mental health. Use these resources to support your students. The NEW Emotional Empowerment program for grades 1-6 helps children recognize, identify, and manage their emotions. (Click on “Send Us Your Feedback” to complete and submit the survey for a chance to receive a free book.*) The middle school program will help students learn about empathy and self-care, and encourages classes to Take a Day Time Break to support mental wellness. The Share Your Feelings program will help elementary school students explore their feelings and discover strategies for coping with stressful feelings. Use the take-home letter to bring students’ families into your classroom conversation. Help On Our Sleeves® break the stigma of silence so we can transform children’s mental health. Activities and take-home letters are available in English and Spanish.

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