Monday 6 April 2020

Starling Minds: support for BCTF members

If you are feeling stressed, remember that you are not alone!  

What is Starling Minds?

Starling Minds is an online mental health and wellness toolkit, designed for teachers, that provides education and training to manage stress and prevent anxiety and depression.  The Starling program was develop by Dr. Andrew Miki and is based on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).

The BCTF has sponsored full access to the platform for you and your family so there is no cost.  Any information you enter on Starling Minds is private and secure.  

Starling helps teachers learn about stress, mental fitness exercises, and how to break unhealthy patterns that may lead to anxiety and depression. Starling provides:
  • Online training tools and education videos based on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Case study videos of a teacher named Virginia 
  • Evidence based training and tools that are available anytime and anywhere in the world
  • An assessment of symptoms and functioning that tracks progress over time
  • A five-module preventative mental health program
  • A rules engine to provide unique recommendations for each user
  • Early intervention programs for anxiety and/or depression
  • Additional coverage for family members

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