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.

 

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2024 David Wolfe Scholarship on Research on Violence Prevention

Congratulations to Maria Ibanez, the 2024 recipient of the David Wolfe Scholarship on Research on Violence Prevention. Maria Ibanez is a high-achieving, clinically skilled doctoral student in the School and Applied Child Psychology program at the Faculty of Education.


Ontario Government funds rollout of The Fourth R to 5,000 teachers.Ministry of Education announces support for the healthy relationship curriculum developed at Western

Everything Begins With a Story

Andrea Delaney, Project Manager, Indigenous Projects and Sherry Letendre, Community Project Coordinator, Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation presented "Everything begins with a story. Mapping a partnership and program development of a culturally relevant mental health promotion program for Indigenous youth." at the First Nations Education Conference February 6 to 8, 2024.


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