O ur goal for school mental health is to improve mental health literacy among students, educators and school staff. Mental health literacy is defined as:
- Understanding how to foster and maintain good mental health
- Understanding mental disorders and their treatments
- Decreasing Stigma
- Understanding how to seek help effectively
We have numerous programs, customizable to the needs of educators and students, in addition to an evolving Mental Health & High School Curriculum Guide. Our programs and resources are used nationally and internationally with research evidence evaluated success.
To view our School Mental Health reports, visit our Tool Box.
To view our School Mental Health, visit our Tool Box.
Additional resources for educators
Worldwide progress is being made to help enrich our understanding of mental health, mental illness and how our brains function. We wanted to highlight some other places where you might find information that suits your needs.
- CAMH (Centre for Mental Health and Addictions) – this site offers an integrated set of web based resources for teachers, schools and allied partners to utilize in their prevention/health promotion work with youth.
- COPMI (Children of Parents with Mental Illnesses) – This site based in Australia has a wealth of resources for educators and parents.
- National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH) – The NIMH website contains up-to date and reliable information about a wide range of issues relating to mental health and illness across the lifespan. It provides comprehensive information about most neuropsychiatric disorders.
- When Something is Wrong: Strategies for Teachers — This Canadian guide (available in French or English) helps identify mood, thinking and behaviour disorders in youth and provides some practical pointers on how to deal with these concerns in the classroom.
- Brains Beyond Borders: Healthy Mind Healthy Body – Mental health curriculum supplements designed for elementary classroom delivery in order to fill a recognized gap that currently exists in mental health materials to help teachers introduce age appropriate mental health concepts gradually over the years.