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A anti-stigma mental health program for adolescents

School of Talk (SOT) is a 45-minute workshop that includes both face-to-face contact with a presenter with lived experience and psychoeducation. The SOT workshop teaches 5 practical anti-stigma strategies, including the use of proper dialogue and proper language around mental illness, inclusion techniques, stop and thought challenge for self-stigma, and the bystander effect.


The workshop consists of three key components:

(a) providing psychoeducation,

(b) decreasing stigma through exposure through a presenter with lived experience,

(c) teaching practical anti-stigma strategies to help cultivate a more accepting classroom environment.


These three elements make this a unique and effective workshop for students. 

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Get in touch with WellMTL to learn more about our work and how to get our workshops in your school.