Topic 2 Introduction

ProWell’s training program does not aim to train teachers as psychologists. Nevertheless, it is useful for educational professionals to acquire knowledge about Mental Health Literacy. This enables them to recognize mental abnormalities in their students in good time and to initiate certain help measures. They can thus act as a kind of “early warning system”. Since teachers and other educators are often a very important contact and reference person for children and adolescents, in this position they have the opportunity to promote the mental well-being of their students and to notice changes at an early stage.