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
Dr. Susan Rodger part of newly formed Teacher Education Wellness Committee
Western's Faculty of Education forms Teacher Education Wellness Committee. Dr. Susan Rodger, Principal Investigator at CSMH is among four faculty representatives.
PhD candidates awarded Ontario Graduate Scholarships
PhD candidates Richelle Bird, Amanda Kerry and Jasprit Pandori recently received Ontario Graduate Scholarships.
Outdated Ontario health curriculum reinstated as Fellow Dr. David Wolfe is named to RSC for work in youth risk behaviours
David Wolfe, Founding Partner of the Fourth R, named as a new Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC). At the same time, news breaks of the outdated Ontario health curriculum to be reinstated.