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Wayfinder: Your grade-by-grade guide to teach about mental health

The School Mental Health Ontario Wayfinder provides a clear framework for mental health literacy in the classroom. Gain easy access to resources that have been sequentially defined to support student learning through various levels of development.

This digital, clickable guide offers a variety of mental health lessons and learning activities organized by grade, including virtual field trips, lesson plans, Read Alouds, Grab and Go activities, and much more.

Here’s what’s included:

  • a digital guide of lessons and activities with easy to follow instructions
  • grade-specific resources with versions from K-12
  • core mental health literacy lessons linked to HPE curriculum
  • complementary learning activities
  • tools to support and consolidate learning
  • regular email messages to offer you tips, support and new classroom resources

Learn more about Wayfinder

Take the guesswork out of mental health literacy planning for your classroom

Download a sequenced guide to teach about mental health.
Kindergarten through Grade 12 available now.