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How is your mental fitness?

National Mental Health Awareness week is May 1-8 – teachers know only too well the sturm und drang of Spring as the year seems to accelerate in what can feel like a sprint to the June finish line. One of the many great resources offered through the BCTF is the Starling Minds online Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Program, which provides education and a mental health toolkit to manage stress and prevent depression and anxiety.

The Starling program is free for all BCTF members and is based on the protocol Dr. Andrew Miki developed specifically for teachers. As a part of Starling, Dr. Miki will guide you through the program, and teach you the basics of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).

Since education is key to reducing all forms of stigma, Starling’s vision is to start a grassroots movement with BC teachers. If we as educators can better understand and manage our own stress, we can transform the way we all look at mental health.

Starting May 8 Starling is launching a free 7 day Mental Fitness Challenge for BCTF Starling members.

In order to take part in the challenge, you need to register for the Starling program and then sign up for the Challenge.