The Healthy Minds Project

Update! The Take Care Fair was a huge hit! Thank you to everyone who participated in the Take Care Fairview project, particularly the volunteers  without whom this project could not have happened. Check out the photos from the event here!

Life is full of ups and downs. It is normal for our emotional state to change on a day-to-day basis and in periods throughout our lives. When our minds are healthy and strong, we are more resilient to life’s challenges, able to use healthy coping methods, have better relationships, and maintain our overall health and well-being. That’s why it is important to be proactive about our mental health!

National PTA developed the PTA Healthy Minds Program to help families make mental health an everyday priority. We are excited to announce that Fairview PTA has been awarded the Healthy Minds Grant. Only 50 PTAs in the entire country received this $2500 grant. 

We are also proud to announce Take Care Fairview, our Healthy Minds Project. Please watch this space for valuable resources and be sure to mark your calendars for our special event, The Take Care Fair, on  Saturday, April 15, 2023 from 11 am to 2 pm!

Self-paced Learning Sessions For Adults

National PTA has created a portfolio of valuable resources for families to learn more about what it means to have a healthy mind and how to create resilience and social emotional learning. Each of these brief videos has a different theme.

Healthy Minds 101
In this video, you will learn the difference between mental health and mental illness, explore ways families can prioritize mental health, and review mental health services and supports available to families.

Building Social and Emotional Skills At Home
This session focuses on Social Emotional Learning (SEL), key SEL skills, and how you can help your family build these skills at home.

Building Resilience
In this last session you will explore examples of adversity, understand the importance of resilience, and learn how you can help children develop resilience.

PTA Articles

Helping Kids Cope - strategies to help kids identify their feelings, prepare for life’s challenges, build resiliency, process strong emotions, feel supported, and meaningfully engage with the world around them. 

What Parents Can Do - ways to help your family maintain a healthy mind and build resilience. 

Family Action Plan - when families commit to good mental health together everyone benefits. Commit to yours today.

Family Discussion Guide - helpful tips to encourage communication. 

PTA Podcasts

Here are a few important podcasts from the National PTA's "Notes From The Backpack" series. In these, you'll find episodes featuring expert, parent, and educator guests engaging in conversations that offer real-life advice and ideas on how to support children’s learning and development—all in parent-friendly language.

What is Social and Emotional Learning, Anyway?

How Can We Normalize Talking About Mental Health?

Improving Student Wellness

How to Handle Bullying

Check out all the episodes here.

About the PTA Healthy Minds Project