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
Alberta Bound for the 51st Annual Banff International Conferences on Behavioural Science
It was an exciting week of learning and sharing for sixteen CSMH staff and students at the 51st Annual Banff International Conferences on Behavioural Science.
Moving in new directions: Healthy Relationships Plus Program Training held in Panama City, Panama
A new first...the Healthy Relationships Plus Program is now in Panama!
Small groups program for preventing violence and promoting healthy relationships to be adapted for vulnerable youth
Dr. Claire Crooks and her team are pleased to announce they have received $5 million in funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada.