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
David Wolfe, Fourth R Founding Partner named Royal Society Fellow
David Wolfe, Founding Partner of the Fourth R, has been named as a new Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC). Each of the named scholars and alumna were elected by their peers in recognition of outstanding scholarly, scientific and artistic achievement.
Response to Ontario's Health and Physical Education Curriculum changes
A message from the Fourth R on the recently announced Health and Physical Education Curriculum changes.
Western Education receives funding for cannabis education
The Centre for School Mental Health has received $99,000 from the Public Health Agency of Canada to work with stakeholders on identifying and scaling up effective school-based interventions that are aimed at promoting positive youth development and preventing problematic cannabis use and other problematic substance use among youth aged 11-18 years old.