Open Parachute

Build Resilience
in your students.
Get buy-in from
your Educators.

Engage your students using peer voices, with easy to run
video-based lessons created by Clinical Psychologists & Educators.

Open Parachute is being used by
over 250,000 students

If these struggles sound familiar
Open Parachute can help:

With peer role models, students grow in confidence in ways you never would have imagined possible

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can engage students in
your SEL Classes!

Preventative Tier 1 Mental Health Support for every student​

Our programs are designed by a team of Clinical Psychologists and educators, so that the support which normally only takes place for a few students in a therapy office is now translated into easily accessible learning activities for every single student in class.

Trauma-Informed Lessons Targeting core SEL guidelines

Open Parachute is mapped onto the CASEL Framework, building skills of Social Awareness, Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Relationship Skills, and Responsible Decision-Making.

Pre-prepared online Lessons

Lessons require no prior preparation or mental health training. The teacher’s role is to facilitate engagement in the video-based Lessons, which means they are able to encourage and support their students without needing to become a mental health “expert”.

Teacher training during class time

By delivering the program, educators naturally build up a strong skill-set for developing meaningful connections with their students, and become well-practiced at having delicate conversations about mental health that support their entire class.
"The online format makes it easy for educators to access quickly and easily. The video-based content is appealing to both teachers and students. The personal stories shared by students are engaging and credible. Having the kid’s ages in the videos similar to the students who are viewing them allows for students to see themselves and connect with the content in a real and meaningful way."

No more students struggling in silence. No more teachers feeling burdened by SEL classes.

Set up your school with a comprehensive mental
health program in no time at all.

1

Prepare educators to run the program

Teachers can run the program in any class, wherever it fits best in each school setting. They receive a log-in link to access all elements of the program. They watch a short onboarding video, which fully prepares them to run the program in their classes.

Lara K-12 Mental Health Program

“It was so user friendly, and it was laid out really well.”

Lara Matthews – Grade 6 Teacher

2

Start the Lessons

Lessons are run by teachers in a classroom setting. Teachers have flexibility with which topics they want to deliver across the year. Schools and teachers have autonomy to decide which lessons are most useful in their context.

K-12 Teacher Well-Being Mental Health

“I’m glad I could go between whatever lessons was applicable.”

Lavan Vassor – Grade 7 Teacher

3

Ongoing support

Teachers are supported throughout the school year with trainings led by a Clinical Psychologist, providing tips and tools for student mental health support and answering any questions they may have on program delivery. Teachers are also supported regularly via email/phone and through our online forum by our team.

Carol-Ann K-12 Mental Health

“Dr Watson was incredibly accessible and the responses and problem solving approaches have been really outstanding.”

Carol-Ann Leidloff – Director of Instruction

4

Educator Resources

Included in the program are 10-minute video-based Well-being Modules focussed on stress-management and resilience that can be used by educators individually, or as a tool to provide targeted support to your entire team at staff meetings.

Samantha Elementary School Teacher

“Listening through to your teacher wellness program, I learnt so much.”

Samantha Dunlop – Elementary School Teacher

5

Support for Parents

Video-based well-being resources for parents can be sent to your entire parent community to provide information and skills-building for supporting student mental health at home.

Lara K-12 Mental Health Program

“It was so user friendly, and it was laid out really well.”

Lara Matthews – Grade 6 Teacher

No more students struggling in
silence.
No more teachers feeling burdened by SEL classes.

Set up your school with a comprehensive SEL program in no time at all.

1

Prepare teachers to
run the program

Teachers can run the program in any class, wherever it fits best in each school setting. They receive a log-in link to access all elements of the program. They watch a series of short onboarding videos, which fully prepares them to run the program in their classes.

Lara K-12 Mental Health Program

“It was so user friendly, and it was laid out really well.”

Lara Matthews – Grade 6 Teacher

2

Start the Lessons

Lessons are run by teachers in a classroom setting. Teachers have flexibility with which topics they want to deliver across the year. Schools and teachers have autonomy to decide which lessons are most useful in their context.

K-12 Teacher Well-Being Mental Health

“I’m glad I could go between whatever lessons was applicable.”

Lavan Vassor – Grade 7 Teacher

3

Ongoing support

Teachers are supported throughout the school year with trainings led by a Clinical Psychologist, providing tips and tools for student mental health support and answering any questions they may have on program delivery. Teachers are also supported regularly via email/phone and through our online forum by our team.

Carol-Ann K-12 Mental Health

“Dr Watson was incredibly accessible and the responses and problem solving approaches have been really outstanding.”

Carol-Ann Leidloff – Director of Instruction

4

Educator Resources

Included in the program are 10-minute video-based Well-being Modules focussed on stress-management and resilience that can be used by educators individually, or as a tool to provide targeted support to your entire team at staff meetings.

Samantha Elementary School Teacher

“Listening through to your teacher wellness program, I learnt so much.”

Samantha Dunlop – Elementary School Teacher

5

Support for Parents

Video-based well-being resources for parents can be sent to your entire parent community to provide information and skills-building for supporting student mental health at home.

Jenny Williams K-12 Mental Health Well-Being

“Parents have found them really helpful to use with their kids.”

Jenny Williams – Director of Educational Support Services

Hear from other leading schools about how Open Parachute has helped their students

A Resource for All Schools

Dr. Daniel To – District Principal

Surrey School District

“We were looking for a resource that really works for all of our schools and hits on a multitude of issues rather than a different resource for every issue…We want to have a resource that covers the breadth of everything but also the depth as well, which is why we chose Open Parachute…This sort of response and the research behind it is the best resource that we can give to students and families.

Giving Teachers Confidence

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Craig ODell – Athletic Director

Hope Lutheran Christian School

“This program was really simple to use, and it covered all the core competencies that we needed to cover. It gave me the tools so that I felt more comfortable and confident to tackle these important conversations with my students. The students were able to express their appreciation for each other and they even started apologising for things they realised were hurting others. I’m really looking forward to using the program again next year!“

Students Learn to Problem Solve

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Samantha Dunlop – Teacher

Tuc-el-Nuit Elementary

“Since we finished the program we’ve noticed that students are starting to problem solve on their own…and when there’s disputes in the classroom or on the playground we come back together as a group and watch the video again so we can revisit the issue…we really can dive deeper into these challenges because the kids all have a common language now.

Open Parachute makes it easy for teachers to provide SEL classes & mental health support to all their students

Your teachers feel confident in managing mental health in
their classes. Your students develop mental health skills so
they can thrive in all areas of their lives.

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Testimonial Mental Health K-12 School
"Our classrooms are buzzing about Open Parachute. Students eagerly participate in the Open Parachute lessons and ask to continue with lessons even when the class is over. Students recognize themselves in the youths featured in the videos, which makes the content more relatable. As a parent, I have been able to take what I have learned from the Open Parachute lessons to interact with my own children. I feel like I can competently and confidently respond to the challenges my children are facing in their lives right now."
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