Resources- Mental Health and Social Emotional Learning

Published on: 1/16/2021
Mental Health and SEL Resources


UPDATED 7/19/2021

This page has many resources to assist parents and students with questions about mental health, community mental health options, special programs and services and much more. 

We hope you find this helpful. ​

If you need additional information please contact one of the School Counselors or the School Social Worker.  ​​​

Explaining Coronavirus to your Children 

Video from WDIV -

Children and COVID-19 from the CDC:​

Toolkit for Families with students with ASD.  

This would also be appropriate for parents with young children.

A story to help children understand Coronavirus

Julia Cook “The Yucky Bug” video

APA Social Distancing & Related Resources

CDC Managing Anxiety & Stress

Autism Speaks Resources re: COVID-19 including social stories

Autism Toolkit for school closures

Coronavirus social story 

Sesame Street and Caring for Each Other

Autism and Special Needs Exercise App. 

Supported in research and used by universities, parents and professionals around the world. The Free trial period has been extended to both schools and parents during these difficult times.

FAQ about CoronaVirus

Something for Everyone j

Hand-washing Steps Using the WHO Technique

Handwashing-The 12 Steps

FREE Mental Health Support and Resources Through Child Mind

Social-Emotional Learning Online

Howard B. Wigglebottom Books for Young Children with songs

Books Read By Celebrities

Lessons for Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)

Social Emotional Learning

SEL Y5-gr2. Stories & activities

SEL gr.3-5 Stories & activities


Game-based interventions that focus on improving social and emotional skills in K-8 students.

Offering a free 30-day trial with lessons/activities and printables on our website that focus on SEL:

Classroom Champions

The social and emotional learning lessons within Classroom Champions’ SEL Foundations Curriculum underscore the value of dreams, grit, and perseverance, especially during hard times. For ten years, Classroom Champions has been focused on students’ social and emotional learning by connecting world-class athletes with K-8 schools in every state and province across North America, achieving measurable improvements in student mental health, social and emotional development, and academic outcomes. Founder Steve Mesler (an Olympic Gold Medalist) and Board Member Christian Taylor (2-time Olympic Gold Medalist) have opened up the platform to share the entire K-8 SEL Foundations Curriculum, plus the Parent Toolkit, the video library, and access to the teacher community for free to help support educators and families. Access to Classroom Champions’ digital platform containing the entire K-8 SEL Foundations Curriculum, plus their Parent Toolkit, video library, and the teacher community.

Anxiety and Stress Management

10 Therapist and Child Approved Activities to Support Kids with Anxiety ​

20 Fun Activities to Help Kids With Anxiety

Worry Warriors videos (gr 3-5)

Mindfulness exercises:

More Mindfulness exercises:

General Mental Health Resources

A list of children's books about mental health topics 

Resources for Early Childhood

Sesame Street and Caring for Each Other

Sesame Street Belly Breathe

Breathe Think Do Sesame Street App

Elementary Resources

A-Z Activities for Coping

Sesame Street Belly Breathe

Breathe Think Do Sesame Street App

Yoga and meditation for young elementary

Cosmic Kids Yoga and Mindfulness

Secondary Resources

Therapy in a Nutshell - Anxiety and Relaxation video series

Therapy in a Nutshell - Help to fall asleep when stressed

Therapy in a Nutshell - Progressive Muscle Relaxation

Great resource for High School through adulthood! 

Self Care for Teens



Breathe2Relax is a portable stress management tool that provides detailed information on the effects of stress on the body and instructions and practice exercises to help users learn the stress management skill called diaphragmatic breathing.Breathing exercises have been documented to decrease the body’s ‘fight-or-flight’ (stress) response, and help with mood stabilization, anger control, and anxiety management. Breathe2Relax can be used as a stand-alone stress reduction tool or can be used in tandem with clinical care directed by a healthcare worker. Breathe2Relax now uses HealthKit and your Apple Watch device to measure your heart rate throughout your breathing exercise to help provide an even more complete picture of the relaxation experienced.

Headspace Guided Meditation

Calm App-Meditation & Sleep Stories

Mindshift CBT

A user-friendly self-help tool based on proven scientific strategies, MindShift™ CBT teaches about anxiety, helping users to engage in healthy thinking and to take action. Users check-in each day to track their anxiety and work with tools in the app. 

Stop Breathe Think App (ages 5-10)

Breathe Think Do Sesame Street App

Autism and Special Needs Exercise App.

Supported in research and used by universities, parents and professionals around the world. The Free trial period has been extended to both schools and parents during these difficult times.

Fun Family Projects and Learning Sites to Beat Boredom!

50 Fun Activities for Kids and Families

Kindness & Compassion Word Search 

My Cup of Feelings 

Fun family activities and games 

Virtual Family Field Trips! 

More fun things! 

Free Learning Materials from Scholastic

Virtual Museum Tours! 

Introduce the children to opera!

Georgia Aquarium! Jellyfish anyone!? 

Educational Resources

Educational Videos 

Online Children’s Books-Read to them!

More educational websites posted by WDIV 

Marine Mammals

150+ Enrichment Tools

More fun things to do

Learning and Studying Tools:

How to Plan a Homework Schedule:

Study Skills for Students:

12 Strategies to Help your Child Learn:

Tips for Taking Online Classes:

Free Keyboarding Skill Builders/Activities

Free STEM Activities

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems

Online FREE Learning Tools and Tutorials

 ​G​reat reading instruction resources

Virtual Field Trips Calendar

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