2017

Reducing stigma about mental health – empowering people to make a difference

November 27, 2017 - In the News

Reducing stigma about mental health – empowering people to make a difference

A team of Western graduate students, Robyn Masters, Richelle Bird and Michelle Quaye, worked as part of the larger Global MINDS initiative this summer in Machakos, just outside the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, tackling mental health stigma. Masters and Bird, PhD candidates work under the supervision of Susan Rodger, Principal Investigator, Centre for School Mental Health and Associate Professor at the Faculty of Education, Western.

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MindUP for Young Children Project announced in $1.3 million investment under Ontario's Local Poverty Reduction Fund

November 24, 2017 - News Article

Ontario's Local Poverty Reduction Funding announced

Deb Matthews, MPP for London North Centre announced recipients of the $1.3 million in investments for four local programs to break the cycle of poverty, increase food security, find good jobs and end homelessness in Ontario.


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Claire Crooks speaks on panel at 8th Milestones of a Global Campaign for Violence Prevention meeting

October 31, 2017 - News Article

Crooks 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.


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Teach Resiliency Interview with Dr. Susan Rodger and Dr. Kathryn Hibbert

October 24, 2017 - In the News

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.

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

October 5, 2017 - News Article

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

October 2, 2017 - News Article

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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

September 22, 2017 - News Article

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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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Centre for School Mental Health wraps up Mental Health First Aid First Nations Webinar Series

September 20, 2017 - News Article

MHFAFN Webinar Series

The Centre for School Mental Health introduces Webinar Series for Mental Health First Aid First Nations.


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Claire Crooks gives inside look at Mental Health First Aid First Nations

September 7, 2017 - In the News

Claire Crooks gives inside look at Mental Health First Aid First Nations

Dr. Claire Crooks describes the Mental Health First Aid First Nations program, developed by the Mental Health Commission of Canada, and how her research team has worked to evaluate it. (Skip to 15:07)

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Andrea Lapp presents at 2017 Network for Aboriginal Mental Health Research Annual Meeting

August 30, 2017 - News Article

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Andrea Lapp, Project Coordinator for the Centre for School Mental Health was among 11 speakers invited to present at the Network for Aboriginal Mental Health Research (NAMHR) Annual Meeting in Montreal, Quebec on Friday, August 25.


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Oxford University Press publishes NEW book "School Mental Health Services for Adolescents"

July 19, 2017 - News Article

School Mental Health Services for Adolescents

Evidence-based mental health services are lacking in many school systems, but especially in secondary schools. School Mental Health Services for Adolescents includes a range of expert guidance on implementation of school mental health services in secondary schools.


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Centre for School Mental Health invited to Roundtable Discussion with Federal Minister of Health, Jane Philpott on July 6, 2017

July 6, 2017 - News Article

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Canada’s opioid crisis received high level attention today in London during a roundtable discussion involving the federal health minister.


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Faculty, staff and students participate in Kairos Blanket Exercise hosted by the CSMH

June 22, 2017 - News Article

Kairos Blanket Activity

National Aboriginal Day, or Solidarity Day, is celebrated each year in Canada on June 21st as part of National Aboriginal History Month. Celebrations and activities are held across the country in Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities to commemorate the culture, history, and contributions of the Indigenous peoples.


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National Aboriginal Day - The Cultural Significance of Indigenous Art

June 14, 2017 - In the News

National Aboriginal Day - The Cultural Significance of Indigenous Art

Michael Cywink, an Anishnaabe artist originally from Whitefish River First Nation near Manitoulin Island, has been working with FNMI youth over the majority of his professional career. He is currently a full-time employee at the Centre for School Mental Health as well as a part-time student at Western University.

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"Don't Flip your Lid"

May 31, 2017 - In the News

"Don't Flip your Lid"

PhD Candidate and Research Assistant Caely Dunlop presents "Don't Flip your Lid" at Thames Valley Parent Involvement Committee (TVPIC) event Connecting Families for Mental Health and Well-Being

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Alicia Lapointe wins Faculty of Education Students' Council Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

May 30, 2017 - News Article

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Congratulations to Alicia Lapointe on her recent achievement of the Faculty of Education Students’ Council Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.


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Centre for School Mental Health and The Fourth R sponsor 17th Annual Father's Day Breakfast

May 25, 2017 - News Article

17th Annual Father's Day Breakfast

Respect, inclusiveness, honesty, confronting the culture of masculinity, promoting positive change, being an upstander… these are only few of the many topics of conversation at the 17th Annual Father’s Day Breakfast held by Western’s Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women and Children (CREVAWC) on May 25th.


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The Fourth "R" - School of Public Policy report

May 16, 2017 - Journal Article

The Fourth "R" - School of Public Policy report

The Fourth "R" - preventing youth violence - program not only effective but saves taxpayers millions

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The Fourth "R" - School of Public Policy report

May 16, 2017 - Media Release

The Fourth "R" - School of Public Policy report

The Fourth "R" - preventing youth violence - program not only effective but saves taxpayers millions

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Western Education designs unique, online mental health resource

May 16, 2017 - In the News

Western Education designs unique, online mental health resource

Professor Susan Rodger worked with teachers from the community and a team from Western’s Centre for School Mental Health to develop Teach Resiliency – an online mental health resource for teachers.

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TVDSB and LDCSB hold annual celebration for Mentally Healthy School Student Voice Contest

May 3, 2017 - News Article

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Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB) and London District Catholic School Board (LDCSB) wrapped up their annual Mentally Healthy School – Student Voice Contest with an awards celebration for participants, honourable mentions, finalists and winners on Wednesday, May 3, 2017.


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Education researchers receive $1 million to explore mindfulness in children and parents

March 30, 2017 - In the News

Education researchers receive $1 million to explore mindfulness in children and parents

Western Education professors Claire Crooks and Karen Bax were recently awarded $1 million by the Public Health Agency of Canada to explore those benefits by teaching social and emotional learning techniques, like mindfulness, to children and parents, and studying the resultant outcomes.

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