Mental Health Advocacy a Skills-Based Health Education Project

Grade Levels
8th - 12th
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In this Mental Health and Mental Illness Advocacy resource, students will create a compelling and relevant advocacy message, understand how to boost Mental Health, and access Mental Illness care not only for themselves but for their family and community as well. 

This product contains eight separate lessons that use a skills-based approach. Students will learn the functional knowledge of the health skill as well as developing the proficiency to use the skill. Each lesson contains everything you need to teach this important skill, including Powerpoints, links to videos, and any needed printable materials.

Lessons Included:

  • Lesson 1: What is Advocacy?
  • Lesson 2: Advocacy in Real Life
  • Lesson 3: How to Be An Advocate
  • Lesson 4: Understanding Mental Health
  • Lesson 5: Boosting Mental Health
  • Lesson 6: Accessing Mental Illness Care
  • Lesson 7: Mental Well-Being Advocacy Message
  • Lesson 8: Share, Assess, and Reflect

Why You’ll Love It:

  • Ready-to-Teach - This resource comes with everything you need to teach an engaging lesson: teaching guide, teaching PowerPoint, answer key, grading rubric, discussion protocol, exit task, and more

  • Skills-Based Approach - This resource teaches students vital knowledge and skills they need to take ownership of their well-being.

  • Standard Aligned - This resource was designed in connection to the National Health Education Standards.

  • FREE updates for life - Get access to this product and any future updates with your one-time purchase.

National Health Education Standards:

  • NHES #3: Students will demonstrate the ability to access valid information, products, and services to enhance health.
  • NHES #7: Students will demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and avoid or reduce health risks.
  • NHES #8: Students will demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health.

Distance Learning Compatible

This resource is hosted on Google Drive, featuring Google Slides edition of student worksheets and can be used with Google Classroom. - - Want to learn how to use Project School Wellness resources in your distance learning classroom? Learn how on our blog!

When you download, you’ll receive a full 8 full lesson plans with everything you need to teach the lesson, from the beginning of class to the end:

  • Instruction Video - Just for teachers, outlining how to teach the lesson
  • Teaching Guide - A detailed lesson plan
  • Teaching Powerpoints
  • Student Worksheets - They come as PDFs and Google Slides
  • Grading Rubrics and Answer Keys - For quick and meaningful assessments
  • Free updates for life!

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  • Download our Intro to Health bundle for free! Use this bundle to introduce students to health. Students will learn about the dimensions of health, explore the Wellness Wheel, identify what their best life looks like, and practice building healthy habits.

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Project School Wellness

We provide teachers with engaging skills-based health lesson plans focused on relevant issues. Helping you equip students with the knowledge and skills to take ownership of their well-being and thrive. Our lessons are: 

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