We have collaborated with Hopeful Minds to provide you with a toolkit that you can use to help spread Hope in your community
The mission of the International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression (iFred) is to shine a positive light on depression and eliminate the stigma associated with mental health through prevention, research, and education. iFred is creating a shift in society’s negative perception of hopelessness, the primary symptom of depression and anxiety and a key predictor of suicide, through positive imagery and branding, establishing the sunflower and color yellow as the international symbols of hope, and teaching all about the “how-to” of hope with Hopeful Minds, Hopeful Mindsets, and Hopeful Cities.
Hopeful Minds is a project developed by the International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression (iFred). It is based on research that suggests hope is teachable (a skill). The aim is to equip students, teachers, and parents with the tools they need to define, learn, and grow a hopeful mindset and prevent hopelessness around the world. The Hopeful Minds curriculums and resources are all free for download at www.hopefulminds.org/curriculum.
Hopeful Cities™, an iFred.org project, was created based on research that suggests that hope is a teachable skill. It was created as a marketing plan in action that operationalises hope as it creates awareness about its importance.
Hopeful Cities™ provides cities around the world with a collection of free resources that they can use to implement hope throughout their communities, and aims to equip the "how-to" of hope wherever it is needed: in the workplace, community, schools, and at home.
Hopeful Mindsets™ is based on the work of leading experts on Hope, Mindset, Mental Health, Stress, Positive Psychology, Business, Communications, and more. Each of the Hopeful Mindsets courses are designed to use expert interviews, hope science, and the testimonials of those with lived experience to address the unique challenges that we face in the workplace, in college, in recovery, and beyond. The initial Hopeful Mindsets course, Hopeful Mindsets on the College Campus, teaches students and educators how to proactively manage stress, channel emotions in a positive way, take inspired actions through goal setting, create strong and nourishing networks, eliminate challenges, and effectively create personal change for the better.
The ten-lesson course teaches the science of happiness, mental wellness, connection, and hope. It is available to academic institutions to purchase for their entire campus, and is also available to individuals for an $11 donation to iFred, a 501(c)(3) organisation dedicated to ensuring all know how to get from hopelessness to hope. Individuals can also receive scholarships for the course. You can learn more or sign up today at www.hopefulmindsets.com.
We are developing a free Framework + Toolkit to help you promote Empathy & Hope in your community.
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