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Abstract

Promotion of Mental Health and Well-Being of Adolescents in Schools - A NIMHANS Model

Vranda MN

Promotion of mental health and psychological wellbeing of adolescents in schools is a novel program initiated with an aim to develop a comprehensive a model school mental for children and adolescents. Towards this the need assessments were conducted with teachers, students and their parents, policy makers and mental health experts. Based on the need assessment and in triangulation with literature a manual was prepared, field-tested with 299 school teachers. The paper discuss methodology adopted in developing and standardizing promotive school mental health model using existing resources - teachers as facilitators.