Teacher Delia Henry of School X

Keywords: Mental Health

About the project

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, School X has been experiencing some adverse effects one of including frustration and demotivation among both students and teachers. Although a program had been implemented to assist students and teachers, positive mental health remains a priority. A teacher team is exploring a space to improve the mental well-being of both parties.

Progress

The team spoke with groups of students at the school to collect information about the students’ vision for improving mental health. Students provided descriptions of what a physical space would look like, and named it ‘My Safe Space’.

The team prototyped this physical space and collected feedback from students through casual conversations as students used the space. They found that students felt positively impacted by the availability of this space, as one for decompressing and calming down when anxious.