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Aim: The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of life skills training on the self-esteem and mental health in slow paced adolescents in Turbat-e Heidarieh. Methods: The design of present study was quasi experimental with pre-test, post-test and control group. Statistical papulation of this study consist of all the slow paced adolescents the ages of 12-18 years old in Turbat-e Heidarieh Proviance. Sample of this study consist of 30 individuals were selected by the convinient method. Subjects were assigned into two groups (experimental and control group) randomly, each consisting of 15 adolescents. Experimental group received life skills training in 9 sessions, while control group did not. The instruments used were self-esteem inventory and mental health questionnaire. The obtained data were statistically analyzed by MANCOVA. Results: The findings of this research showed that there was a significant increase in self-esteem and mental health scores mean of experimental group in the post intervention in comparison with control group. Also, the results showed that life skills training had positive and significant effect on self-esteem and mental health in slow paced adolescents (P<0/001).Conclusion: The life skills instructional program led to improvement in self-esteem and mental health in slow paced adolescents. Therefore, planning for providing life skills training has a particular importance.