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
The Fourth R/CSMH presents the 2019 David Wolfe Scholarship in Research on Violence Prevention
Congratulations Courtney Cadieux, 2019 recipient of the David Wolfe Scholarship in Research on Violence Prevention.
Mike Cywink and TVDSB student leaders present the 2017-18 Student Leadership Council year-end project at a TVDSB Board Meeting
Mike Cywink presents the 2017-18 FNMI Student Leadership Council year-end project artwork at a Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB) Board Meeting on May 28th. Mike was accompanied by two student leaders from the project, Danika Pearce of Central Elgin and Jacquan MacDonald-Stewart of Wilfrid Laurier. *Watch from 9:33 - 17:45
Celebrating the recent accomplishments of Dr. Claire Crooks
It has been an accomplishing year so far for Claire Crooks, Director of the Centre for School Mental Health.