It is important to note that some types of activities or speaking events designed to raise awareness about mental health at school may not be rooted in evidence. Student psychological safety and supports must always be considered. Be sure to engage a school mental health professional or leader to vet the content of your guest speakers so that they align with best practices for school mental health awareness initiatives.
You may also consult the following toolkits and videos:
RNAO’s (Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario's) Youth Mental Health and Addiction Champions Toolkit
This tool provides step-by-step guidance for youth engagement within schools regarding mental health.
Promoting Mental Health: Finding A Shared Language (video)
To ensure a common understanding, as a group you could watch the following video by CAMH (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health)