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

'
Breaking the uncomfortable silence

Breaking the uncomfortable silence

Ending domestic violence starts with teaching our children well.


... Read More

'
Crooks and Cywink present in Banff

Crooks and Cywink weigh in on promoting well-being in Indigenous youth

Highlights from the 50th Banff International Conferences on Behavioural Science. Dr. Claire Crooks and Mike Cywink lead their workshop on promoting well-being in Indigenous youth.


... Read More

'
#OERS18

#OERS18 - Promoting Positive Mental Health and Cultural Connectedness Through Strengths-Based Mentoring with Indigenous Youth

Dr. Claire Crooks, Mike Cywink, and Paul McKenzie (TVDSB) present at the 12th annual Ontario Education Research Symposium in Toronto, March 2, 2018.


... Read More