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Digital prebuilt courses that help teachers develop socio-emotional skills in adolescents and themselves to prevent mental health issues

Mentes Hábiles

location_on Mexico
Mentes Hábiles creates digital prebuilt courses that help teachers develop socio-emotional skills in adolescentes to prevent mental health issues. This educational materials are designed in slides to be presented by teachers through videoconferences, they contain questions, activities, audios, videos and theory to develop 21st century skills not just in students but also in themselves.
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Carla Fernández de la Fuente - CEO & Co-founder


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Anyone can submit their innovation to HundrED Open. All information on this page is provided by the innovator and has not been checked by HundrED. Innovation page has been created by Carla Fernandez de la Fuente on September 26th, 2020
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10 000
Updated on September 29th, 2020
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Mentes Habiles


 7 out of 10 people with drug abuse, starts using during adolescence. According to the WHO, main causes of death in young people are traffic accidents, suicide, and homicides. Also the rates of depression, drug use and educational backwardness in young people continue to increase. The OECD , points out that in order to prevent this problem, socio-emotional skills need to be trained in young people. Neuroscience research says that the key time to learn these skills is adolescence.

Also, socio-emotional skills can prevent mental health issues that are emerging because the isolation and fear of COVID-19. 

In Latin American we have a huge problem of implementation in education. Teachers in schools don´t know how to develop this skills, as it requires cumbersome training for teachers, and manuals that no one reads.


We are solving this problem by designing and distributing prebuilt courses that help teachers develop socio-emotional skills in adolescents and themselves, so they can prevent mental health issues, substance abuse and violence. We use materials and platforms that can be used in videoconferences so teachers can develop this skills easily and remotely.

Since our foundation in 2016, we have created an educational method for this, we gathered research from evidence based interventions of E.U., Europe and Australia. We have already worked with more than 50 private schools and 100 public schools, in Mexico City.

Some organizations that have believed in our project are: MassChallenge, Cinépolis Foundation and and World Bank. They have helped us extend our impact and make our business sustainable. Today we can say that we live from what we do without having raised seed capital.

Why we do it?

We want to help people to be better people with themselves and others. 


Achievements & Awards

September 2020
Innovation added to the HundrED
August 2020
Received funds and support from "Ponte La Verde" to distribute Mentes Habiles prebuilt courses to reduce impact of covid-19 in mental health in Mexico City
July 2020
We sold our prebuilt courses to TEC de Monterrey to reduce anxiety in alumni
September 2019
First pilot groups using prebuilt courses effectively by a teacher that never developed socioemotional skills before
August 2017
Impact 100 public schools with Cinepolis and World Bank
August 2017
Finalists of the 2017 Bach Masschallenge

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