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About Us

School Mental Health Ontario is a provincial implementation support team. We help school districts enhance student mental health through the use of evidence-based strategies and services. Since 2011, we’ve worked alongside the Ministry of Education, English and French school districts and school authorities, and a number of provincial education and health organizations to develop a systematic and comprehensive approach to school mental health.

School Mental Health Ontario provides

  • leadership and guidance about best practices in school mental health
  • implementation coaching
  • tailored, co-created resources
  • mental health literacy for educators and school/system leaders
  • training for school mental health professionals
  • mental health awareness for parents/families
  • a platform for student voice and leadership in school mental health

Through these services, we aim to enhance the quality and consistency of mental health promotion, prevention and early intervention programming in Ontario schools.

Our mission, vision and values

We work together with Ontario school districts to support student mental health.

With consistent access to high-quality, evidence-based mental health information, supports and services, Ontario students know how to care for their own mental health, seek help when problems arise, and maintain a strong sense of identity, belonging, confidence and hope even in challenging circumstances.

School Mental Health Ontario is committed to providing services that are

Responsive
Evidence-informed
Implementation-sensitive
Aligned
Co-created with partners
Scalable and sustainable
Student and family-centered
Inclusive and differentiated

Need help now?

We don’t provide mental health advice, counselling or treatment. If you or someone you know is in crisis, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department. You can also reach out to Kids Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868.