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Mental Health Awareness Activities

​​​​The Orange County Department of Education (OCDE) will be partnering with student clubs and leadership groups to design and implement mental health awareness activities during the 2021-2022 school year. ​

OCDE will provide the following to all participating schools (at no cost) 

  • ​Mental Health 101 workshop for student groups
  • Activity ideas and online resources
  • Promotional themed items (such as vinyl stickers and stress balls)
  • T-shirts for students involved in conducting the mental health promotion activities on their campus
  • Technical assistance for planning and implementing the activity or event

 

Participation Requirements

  • A minimum of ten students and one advisor must be involved in the planning and implementation of the awareness activity or event that intends to reach a wide school audience.
  • Approval from school administration to conduct the activity and disseminate a student survey.
  • A work in partnership with a school counselor or school/district mental health specialist.

All participating schools will be asked to submit a brief report on the outcomes from their activity. Additionally, the student group and audience participating in the mental health awareness event (student population, school staff, or parents/caregivers when applicable) will be asked to complete a short survey following the activity or event.

 

Interest Form

If your school is interested in conducting a Mental Health Awareness Activity, please click here to complete this interest formInterest forms should be completed at least one month prior to your activity date.  The deadline to submit an interest form is March 31, 2022. 

The Student Advocates for Mental Health team will be reviewing interest forms on an ongoing basis and will be in touch with the advisor listed on this form via email wthin two weeks. 

For questions please contact Stephanie Loscko at sloscko@ocde.us 714-966-4319.

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