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

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 Frist Nations Education Conference February 6 to 8, 2024.

2023 Order of Ontario Appointment

Dr. Claire Crooks is appointed to the Order of Ontario for 2023.

STRONG Training

CSMH hosted a two-day STRONG training for psychology graduate students from the Faculty of Education's School and Applied Child Psychology progam.

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