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MindWELL Mental Wellness

Social and emotional learning is an essential component of overall health and wellbeing. The Poe Center’s MindWELL programs take a deeper look at mental wellness including empathy, emotions, stress, and healthy relationships.

MindWELL programs utilize goal setting strategies, conflict resolution, and self-care techniques to build skills necessary for managing emotions and making responsible mental and emotional decisions.

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  • Foundations of Wellness

    Schedule this program for: 9th Grade10th Grade11th Grade12th Grade

    During this 90 minute program, participants will explore the positives and negatives of stress and the impact ongoing stress can have on their bodies. Attendees will be able to identify signs of stress and symptoms of anxiety and depression. Throughout the program, participants will learn tips and techniques that support self-care. These tools will help empower youth to develop a plan to decrease ongoing stress, promote a wellness routine, and to talk to trusted adults and support their peers.

    Program Length: 90 minutes (can be adjusted to 60 minutes, if needed)

    Meets Essential Standards:


  • Teen Mental Health First Aid (tMHFA)

    Schedule this program for: 10th Grade11th Grade12th Grade

    tMHFA teaches high school students (ages 15-18) how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders among their friends and peers. The training gives youth the skills to have supportive conversations with their friends and get a responsible and trusted adult to take over as necessary. It is designed to be delivered in schools or community sites. Learn more about this evidenced and research based program from the National Council for Mental Wellbeing.

    Program Length: six 45-minute sessions or three 90-minute sessions

  • Question. Persuade. Refer.

    Schedule this program for: 12th GradeAdults

    Question. Persuade. Refer. (QPR) are the three simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people are traineed in CPR help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Anyone including parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, doctors, ministers, coworkers, or firefighters can learn to recognize someone at risk of suicide, know how to offer hope, and how to get help and save a life. This program is designed for adults and high school seniors.

    Program Length: 2-hour workshop

    Customized Module Available: Veteran and Military

  • Dimensions of Wellness

    Schedule this program for: Adults

    As adults, we spend a lot of time caring for our children or others, and sometimes we forget our own self-care. This program will empower participants to explore the positives and negatives of stress and the effects ongoing stress can have on their mental, physical, and emotional health. Participants will have an opportunity to explore self-care strategies and develop a plan to develop a wellness routine. During the discussion, we will also cover how stress affects youth, including tips on increasing mental wellness, promoting coping strategies, and building resilience.

    Program Length: 90 minutes

  • Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

    Schedule this program for: Adults

    MHFA is a program for adults that teaches how to recognize signs of mental health or substance use challenges in adults 18 or older, how to offer and provide initial help, and how to guide a person towards appropriate care if necessary. Topics include anxiety, depression, trauma, and suicide.

    Program Length: 8.5-hour workshop

    Customized Modules Available: Veteran, Military, and their Families; Higher Education; Fire/EMS, Public Safety

  • MindWELL Leadership: Fostering Environments that Support Mental Wellness

    Schedule this program for: Adults

    This 3-hour interactive program, designed for adults engaging with youth in school, camp, after-school, or recreational settings, explores the fundamentals necessary to nurture student and staff wellbeing. Through small group activities, group discussions, and hands-on skill-building practical applications, participants will learn how to strengthen protective factors and utilize coping strategies with youth. Participants will also explore the importance of their self-care for their well-being and the ability to better serve others. The program looks at the statistics and impact of mental health challenges on youth and how to recognize signs and symptoms. Participants will leave with tools to help support a youth experiencing a mental health challenge. 

    Program Length: 3 hours 

    Customized programs are available upon request for youth-serving organizations. 

  • Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA)

    Schedule this program for: Adults

    YMHFA is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help adolescents (ages 12-18) who are experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or are in crisis. YMHFA is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Learn more about this evidenced and research based program from the National Council for Mental Wellbeing.

    Program Length: 7-hour workshop