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

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CBC London Morning: The lingering effects of social media on school violence

CBC London Morning: The lingering effects of social media on school violence

Claire Crooks and Rebecca Zandbergen discuss school fights caught on video, the role of posting a video to social media and what this means for school violence overall.

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Bridget Houston receives CGS to Honour Nelson Mandela

Bridget Houston receives Canada Graduate Scholarships to Honour Nelson Mandela

Congratulations, Bridget Houston, who has been awarded a Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) to Honour Nelson Mandela.


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Devan Selvey and the state of bullying in Canada

Devan Selvey and the state of bullying in Canada

Zoomer Radio's Fight Back host Libby Znaimer speaks with Dr. Claire Crooks, Dr. Debra Pepler and Brain Trainor (former police officer) about the Devan Selvey bullying/murder case.

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