Self-paced on-line courses to teach mental health literacy

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Pathways to Empower offers self-paced online mental health literacy courses for students, parents and educators.  All the courses are based on a very simple brain model that explains how to build resilience and foster mental health.  Each course consists of short videos, activities and a downloadable workbook designed to help users apply concepts to their own experiences.

 

Formats/platforms utilized: 

Thinkific

 

Primary website URL:

https://www.pathwaystoempower.com

 

Problem solved:

The courses make the brain science of resilience and mental health easy to understand and apply.  Through engaging in the courses, communities have a shared language to talk about how to maintain brain health and support each other.

 

Age/grade ranges:

K-higher education

 

Professional development included?

The courses address mental health literacy requirements as well as professional development.

 

Standards:

Pathways to Empower is designed to meet legislation requirements for mental health literacy education.

 

Lesson time needed:

Student courses are 3-hours, educator courses are 90-minutes (as well as a 5-hour more intensive course) and parent courses are 1-hour.

 

Pricing model(s):

Student courses are $19.99, parent courses are $5, and educator courses are $49.99.  Discounts are available for bulk orders.

 

Additional services/products needed:

Each course comes with a downloadable workbook designed specifically for the audience.  The student courses include a parent course.

 

What makes Pathways to Empower unique? 

The product is uniquely able to make brain science easy to understand and apply.  People who take the courses have a much better understanding of why they respond the way that they do and how to make more mindful decisions about how they respond to challenges.

 

Characteristics:

Pathways to Empower utilize the thinkific course platform that works seamlessly across all digital mediums to deliver video and pdf workbook content. Course videos are delivered in bite-size chunks followed by real-world activities and reflections that promote retention and engagement.