Mental Wellness Basics

Free Mental Health Curriculum 

Interactive Lessons for Middle & High School Students


EVERFI’s Mental Wellness Basics is the first comprehensive, no-cost digital program designed to help educators foster mental health in their classrooms and equip students with lifelong mental wellness skills. The 4 self-paced digital lessons can be easily integrated into any classroom setting.

Bring Mental Wellness Basics to Your Classroom Today!

If you're an Elementary educator, we'll send you grade-level appropriate access to The Compassion Project.

Four Digital Lessons:

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Introduction to Mental Health

This course speaks positively to all students about their own mental wellness, including the impact of stress, the influence the brain has on each person, and the impact our environment can have on our mental health.

Understanding Mental Health Disorders

Students are introduced to the concept of balancing emotions, thoughts, and behaviors regardless of the severity, and explore choices that may help them reduce the severity of symptoms.

Healthy Coping Skills

Students are introduced to how thoughts, behaviors, and emotions influence each other in positive and negative ways. They also practice coping strategies and learn to turn a negative cycle into a positive one.

Seeking Help

This lesson teaches learners to identify when they or a peer may need help for their mental health, how to get help and what to expect when seeking treatment.

Preparing Students for Mental Health & Wellness

Interactive & digestible modules aligned to National Health Education Standards (NHES).

  • Self Awareness
  • Self Management
  • Relationship Skills
  • Social Awareness
  • Responsible Decision-Making

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How is Mental Wellness Basics Free?

How does Mental Wellness Basics align with my curriculum?

EVERFI has built a network of partners and sponsors who help fund Mental Wellness Basics for your school or district. Through multi-year commitments, EVERFI partners give teachers and administrators the assurance that programming can be launched at scale and even written into curriculum.

Mental Wellness Basics' lessons are aligned to National Health Education Standards (NHES), State Academic Health Standards, and CASEL Social and Emotional Learning Competencies. EVERFI provides comprehensive curriculum guides and standards alignment guides to help you plan for implementation.

*No-Cost Digital Lessons*

Mental Wellness Basics Course Overview

Target Students 

Grades 8-10


Mental Health, Healthy Coping Skills, Advocacy Skills


25 Minutes/ Activity 1 Hours Total