Who is it for?
Empower Teachers and Education Leaders
According to a 2022 Gallup poll, the teaching profession ranks the highest for burnout. More than 25% of teachers and principals report experiencing symptoms of depression, and three times as many report job-related stress. When educators struggle with mental health challenges, it can impact their own well-being while working to meet the educational and well-being needs of their students.
Psych Hub’s Mental Health Ally for Educators provides specialized courses and resources for educators to better understand mental health and support well-being for themselves, their colleagues, and their community.
A Certificate for Teachers and School Administrators
Educators have a lot on their plates these days, so mental health education needs to be both flexible and time-efficient. The Mental Health Ally for Educators experience enables teachers and administrators to take our series of 10 courses at a self-directed pace.
Educators who complete five out of 10 courses and pass post-tests will receive a Mental Health Ally for Educators Certificate, which demonstrates their proficiency and commitment to a mentally-safe and supportive school setting for all.
Mental Health Ally Courses for Educators
Mental Health Competency 1 For Educators
Learn about mental health issues, their impact on the education community, and an explanation of the dangers of stigma regarding mental health.
Mental Health Competency 2: Common Conditions For Educators
Learn how to recognize common mental health conditions and help people in your education community to find the support they need.
Diversity And Mental Health For Educators
Learn about the different types of diversity, how negative reactions to diversity affect many people’s mental health, and how to promote inclusion in your education community.
Understanding And Overcoming Bias For Educators
Learn how bias impacts people’s interactions with each other in the education community and techniques for overcoming this bias.
Safety Planning For Educators
Learn how to help someone in the education community that may be in an abusive relationship or experiencing suicidal ideation.
Effective Communication For Educators
Learn about four communication techniques utilized in the evidence-based practice of Motivational Interviewing. This course was created for those who want to build their conversational skills and become better listeners.
“A user-friendly format to sharpen skills and recognition of issues in mental health problems in the education setting.”
"I love the short videos, interactive prompts, and lived experiences. I think it helps people to learn in the comfort of their home and learn from others who are not necessarily from their local vicinity."