Centre for School Mental Health

Within school settings, there is both the opportunity and obligation to promote mental health for all children. The vision of effective School Mental Health (SMH) is one where a multidisciplinary group of professionals can offer services ranging from prevention to intervention, effectively removing barriers to learning and promoting mental wellbeing. Unfortunately, the reality of SMH has not yet caught up to the promise. Evidence-based practices are not implemented routinely, a comprehensive approach is lacking in most jurisdictions, and data-informed decision-making is virtually non-existent. The Centre for School Mental Health at Western University addresses those gaps between research, practice and policy. The Centre seeks to promote an expanded concept of SMH through innovative research partnerships, high quality training opportunities, and a commitment to knowledge mobilization.

News and Updates

The Fourth R Team congratulates Canada's first Indigenous Student Trustee

The Fourth R Team congratulates Canada's first Indigenous Student Trustee

The Fourth R Team at the Centre for School Mental Health congratulates Tehatsistahawi (Tsista) Kennedy, following his recent appointment as Canada’s first Indigenous Student Trustee.


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Western announces recipients of Leadership in Wellness Award of Recognition

The Centre for School Mental Health congratulates the success of Dr. Claire Crooks and Dr. Karen Bax following the recent announcement of the inaugural Western Leadership in Wellness Award of Recognition.


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Melissa Coyne-Foresi awarded W.A. Townshend Gold Medal in Education

Centre for School Mental Health graduate student Melissa Coyne-Foresi is the 2017 Fall recipient of the W.A. Townshend Gold Medal in Education.


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