CBSE Releases Latest Circular on Promoting Life Skills and Mental Health in Schools

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Promotion of Life Skills, Mental Health and Well Being in schools

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CBSE Latest Circular: CBSE partners with Expressions India to integrate Life Skills and Mental Health into curriculum, aiming for holistic student development. Learn more about the initiative and how schools can participate.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released a new circular regarding the “Promotion of Life Skills and Mental Health in schools.” This initiative aims to foster self-confidence, eco-sensitivity, and a lifelong learning mindset among students. In this circular, CBSE emphasizes the holistic development of students in alignment with the National Education Policy 2020.

Promotion of Holistic Development

In this latest notice, CBSE announced its partnership with Expressions India, launching the online Adolescent Peer Educators Leadership Program. This CBSE Life Skills and Mental Health initiative seeks to empower students, enabling them to be change agents while enhancing self-confidence and eco-sensitivity.

Objectives of the CBSE Life Skills and Mental Health Program:

CBSE has highlighted the goal of the Life Skills and Mental Health program, which is to equip students with the skills necessary to promote a positive environment. This initiative focuses on supporting students’ psychosocial well-being and fostering the development of critical life skills.

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Actions for Promoting Life Skills and Wellbeing

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Developing Life Skills and Well-being Centers:

CBSE has suggested that its schools establish Life Skills and Well-being Centers, which should be staffed by peer educators, students, and teachers, and should host activities from the ongoing CBSE Adolescents Peer Educator Program.

Important Information | CBSE’s Initiative on Life Skills and Mental Health

Key Details Information
Initiative Focus Life Skills, Health, and Wellbeing Education
Collaboration CBSE with Expressions India
Program Online Adolescent Peer Educators Leadership Program
Objective Equip students for behavioral change and support psycho-social well-being
National Adolescent Summit National Bal Bhavan, New Delhi
Action for Schools Develop Life Skills and Wellbeing Centers; Establish Peer Educator Teams
Contact for Queries Email:

Establishment of Peer Educators Teams:

All CBSE Schools should form a team of 6 to 8 Peer Master Educators from senior classes. These students should be nominated quarterly to lead various activities. These Life Skill initiatives aim to raise awareness about life skills, mental health, and well-being. The number of Peer Educators can vary based on the school’s discretion to ensure broad participation.

Sustainable Promotion of Life Skills Centers:

CBSE recommends schools share outcomes from workshops and activities related to life skills and well-being with the board. Contributions can include reports, articles, newsletters, and videos, submitted via

CBSE Official Circular about Promotion of Life Skills and Mental Health in schools 

Schools with queries are encouraged to contact via email at

CBSE’s Commitment:

CBSE is dedicated to creating a supportive and nurturing environment. This allows students to comfortably seek help, building resilience and readiness to offer peer support.

The board continues to be a transformative leader for 21st-century life skills. Join the movement for a healthier mind and brighter future. Participate in CBSE’s Life Skills and Mental Health Program today and make a difference in your school and community. Empower yourself and others—get involved now!

FAQs related to Promotion of Life Skills and Mental Health in schools

What is the focus of the new CBSE initiative?

The focus is on integrating Life Skills, Health, and Wellbeing into the school curriculum.

With whom has CBSE collaborated for this initiative?

CBSE has collaborated with Expressions India.

What is the main objective of the Adolescent Peer Educators Leadership Program?

To empower students to create a positive behavioral climate and support psycho-social well-being.

What actions can schools take to promote Life Skills and Wellbeing?

Schools can develop Life Skills and Wellbeing Centers and establish Peer Educator Teams.

Who can be contacted for queries regarding the program?

Queries can be sent to

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