No. The sessions use stories from young people who have experienced mental health problems (in the form of a mini-documentary in three parts featuring teenagers with mental health problems, a scripted short film, and fictional vignettes from the manual. In the program for older students, the scripted film depicts a young man helping a friend who is suicidal, and in the program for younger students, the scripted film depicts a young woman helping a friend who appears to be developing mental health problems).
The course is not therapeutic, nor is it a self-help group. However, participants get the opportunity to ask confidentially to be followed up by a member of the school’s welfare team afterwards (for courses running outside of school settings, other arrangements will be made).