Ideas and activities for therapists, teachers, or community partners who work with teens struggling with mental illness. The ideas and activities come from PsychEdPro, a website aimed at curating materials for mental health education and therapy.
I could use this activity as an ice breaker for the first week of school or as a classroom community builder. I could have the students sit in a circle or break them up into small groups and work on the ice breaker together.
Self-Esteem booster group activity: Have one girl sit on a chair in front of a white board while the others write positive phrases about them. They cannot peek at what is being written. Take a picture and give it to them.
Who can build the longest paper chain? Students will be in groups and using the materials of glue, scissors, and one piece of construction paper they will create the longest paper chain they can. Groups will be competing against one another.