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MHA’s Back to School Toolkit - developed each year and released in mid-August in anticipation of the start of the new school year - provides free resources, tools, tips, and information on early identification themes and Before Stage 4 messaging.

MHA's 2019 Back to School Toolkit is now available for download! 

Click below to download your free copy. You will be asked to complete a brief form, and when you submit the form you will arrive at the toolkit download page. 

This year's toolkit provides information and resources for adults and young people about the issues of stress and loneliness, which may lead to symptoms of mental health conditions if not addressed early, or before Stage four.  

The toolkit includes:

  • Fact sheets on stress and loneliness for parents and children/teens;
  • Sample social media post language, cover images, profile images, and shareable images;
  • Drop-In article for school newsletters;
  • Key messages; 
  • Posters for use in schools and other places where children and teens spend time; and
  • Radio PSA Scripts.


This campaign is supported by contributions from Janssen: Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson and Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.



Materials from previous Back To School Toolkits can still be accessed through our website.

2018 Back to School Materials

Download the full toolkit here

Understanding Trauma (PDF)

Recognizing Depression (PDF)

Recognizing Anxiety (PDF)

Recognizing Psychosis (PDF)

Preventing Suicide (PDF)

Poster (PDF) Meant to be printed on 11 x 17 paper

2017 Back To School Materials 

Download the full Toolkit here

For Parents and Other Adults

**Download the Toolkit to access lesson activities, worksheets, and a poster**

For Students

Additional Resources

2016 Back To School Materials 

Download the full Toolkit here

For Adults

For Youth

2015 Back To School Materials

For Adults

For Youth

2014 Back To School Materials


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