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
Claire Crooks speaks on panel at 8th Milestones of a Global Campaign for Violence Prevention meeting
Claire Crooks was one of dozens invited to speak and participate in the 8th Milestones of a Global Campaign for Violence Prevention meeting, October 19 and 20, 2017.
Teach Resiliency Interview with Dr. Susan Rodger and Dr. Kathryn Hibbert
Stephen Hurley of voicED.ca talks with Dr. Susan Rodger and Dr. Kathryn Hibbert, co-creators of teachresiliency.ca - a website of resource for teachers to learn about mental health and wellness, both in their own lives and the lives of their students.
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.