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
PREVNet's Newsletter Series for Educators: A Series of Safe and Accepting Schools Newsletters for Educators
As a member of PREVNet, sharing these newsletter resources allow educators to continue to access evidence-based strategies and practices to promote healthy relationships in the classroom and school community, as well as help teachers support the optimal development and well-being of students.
Chilly temperatures, but a warm welcome – stories from Inuvik travels
Susan Dale and Alicia Lapointe traveled to Inuvik, Northwest Territories to facilitate trainings in HRPP Enhanced and HRP for LGBT2Q+ Youth
TVDSB's Matt Sereda addresses how teachers can support students in healthy relationships and dating issues
Matt Sereda, Equity Learning Coordinator for the Thames Valley District School Board, addresses the Healthy Relationships Program as one of many resources to help educators in modelling healthy relationships