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Adap.t - educational activities to promote youth mental health

The goal is to equip youth workers, teachers and parents to better support youth so that they can a learn to address and normalize mental health as well as the emotions experienced, leverage or develop strategies for managing mental health, and demystify seeking help.

Scientific validation

  • Scientific Knowledge

Stage of the process

  • Carry out actions

School grades


  • School setting


  • Group


  • More than an hour

  • Activity

    What is mental health?

    This module allows you to familiarize yourself with the concept of mental health while separating it from mental illness. The activities invite for discussion on the subject and also allow students to get to know themselves better. They become aware of the power they have over their mental health and identify concrete ways to promote their own well-being.

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    2. Stress management

    While stress is normal and even necessary, all pervasive stress can have a negative impact on mental health. By better understanding its causes and manifestations and identifying ways to release tension, students will be able to gain control over stress.

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    3. Self-esteem

    As a key component of good mental health, self-esteem is often mistaken for arrogance or egocentricity. However, knowing one’s strengths and making a realistic assessment of one’s abilities is definitely healthy! This module will help students recognize the importance of self-esteem, while allowing them to identify their skills and ways to strengthen them.

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    5. Controlling your internal dialogue

    What kind of impact can the words we repeat to ourselves, often unconsciously, have? This module, which takes up elements from the previous themes, allows students to make the connection between their thoughts, emotions and behaviours. They also discover how to regain control over their perceptions and adopt a comprehensive approach with themselves.

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    6. Starting high school

    The transition to secondary school is often the first major change in the lives of young people. Some experience it well, others with greater difficulty. In this context, helping them to get to know themselves better is a winning strategy! The proposed activities will allow them to discover their strengths in adapting to different situations in everyday life, with a view to maintaining or improving their mental health.

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    Only available in French

    7. My actions to counter bullying

    Bullying is a significant risk factor for students’ mental health. How, then, can we minimize the risks? And how can we promote a harmonious school climate favorable to the well-being of young people? By focusing on the role of the witness, this module aims to equip students to develop individual and collective skills to act against bullying.

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    Expressing myself through art

    How about a different approach to mental health? That’s what we’re proposing in our complementary activities module. Discover easy to facilitate and accessible art activities that allow you to use creative thinking to open dialogue and foster the development of personal and social skills such as self-esteem, stress management and problem solving.

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