School groups are encouraged to join us online for Mental Health Matters Days. The activities are a great opportunity for school clubs, government classes, PTA groups, and other education stakeholders. MHANYS staff will be assigned to each group to help you navigate the many opportunities and plan your advocacy activities for a meaningful and educational experience.
The videos can be viewed alone or as a part of our lesson plans below. Build confidence among students as they prepare to participate in grassroots advocacy and put education into action. Use the Let’s Build Your Advocacy Backpack fillable handout to keep notes!
Our lesson plans introduce students to key terms, the various levels of government and explore the importance of public policy to address societal concerns through a relevant case study. Lessons can be used in Government classes or to prepare students to participate in Mental Health Matters Days.
Our School Toolkit provides groups with everything they need to know to raise awareness about mental health issues in their school community and prepare for participation in Mental Health Advocacy Days, including talking points and resources. Here is the Advocacy Dos and Don’ts document referenced in the School Toolkit.