Course Description

Mental Wellbeing for Students equips students with the information and skills essential to maintaining optimal mental health through the stress and challenges of college. Learners explore key concepts related to fostering emotional well-being including information and skills to proactively support themselves, when and how to seek additional support, and bystander intervention strategies to support peers in distress.

Learning Objectives

  • Reduce the stigma surrounding mental health and promote conversations about well-being
  • Introduce strategies for approaching challenges, including self-management, self-advocacy, and building a support system
  • Empower learners to support peers in crisis situations
  • Connect learners with campus-based support and local resources


JED Foundation Logo This course was developed in partnership with The JED Foundation.

As part of our shared mission to promote students safety, emotional health, and wellness EVERFI and the JED Foundation have partnered to co-develop Mental Well-being for Students.


Course Syllabus

Module 1: What is Mental Well-Being?

The introduction welcomes learners into the course. Short videos and instructions will help ease learners into the course design and content, and students are introduced to the topic of mental well-being.

  • 2 Customizable Content Pages
  • 1 Custom Video Page
  • Pre-Course Survey

Module 2: Self-Management

In this module, learners explore the concept of mental well-being in greater detail and are introduced to 12+ strategies for self-management and self care.

  • 1 Customizable Content Page

Module 3: Recognizing Challenges

Learners will explore the unique challenges students might face in college including stress, anxiety, and depression. Learners will identify situations when additional help might be needed using real-life scenarios, enhanced through narrative from real-life counselors.

  • 2 Customizable Content Pages

Module 4: Seeking & Offering Help

Learners can reflect on common barriers to help-seeking, are introduced to strategies for supporting peers in distress, and explore campus and local resources.

  • 2 Customizable Content Pages
  • Knowledge Assessment

The purpose of the Part 2 Survey is to measure learning outcomes and behavioral changes resulting from going through this course.

We recommend assigning Part 2 after a 4-6 week intersession is to allow learners to incorporate what they learned into their daily lives and experiences with their peers.

Automated Assignments can be used to implement an intersession.

Post-Course Survey

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