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
Promoting wellness among Teacher Candidates transitioning into workplace
An interactive and reflective half-day conference geared towards promoting wellness among pre-service teachers.
Share2Care for Teach Resiliency: Share your care of positive mental health
Share2Care is looking for mental health initiatives that are making a positive impact on the mental health of students and school staff. Each resource will be added to the Teach Resiliency learning portal.
Dr. Susan Rodger part of newly formed Teacher Education Wellness Committee
Western's Faculty of Education forms Teacher Education Wellness Committee. Dr. Susan Rodger, Principal Investigator at CSMH is among four faculty representatives.