Video opens with text on screen:
At the centre of Ontario’s school mental health strategy is every student and their unique strengths, identities, needs and natural supports.
A graphic of the strategy unfolds:
The graphic starts with a circle. The very centre says every student.
A ring around the centre circle says commitments to Truth and Reconciliation and equity.
The next ring out has the words dismantle, engage, amplify and respond.
The next ring is broken into equal sections for the multi-tiered system of support. There are five sections for Tier 1, two sections for Tier 2 and one section for Tier 3.
Tier one includes:
Parent, caregiver, and community connections and support
System, school, classroom mental health leadership
Strength-based mental health promotion
Mental health literacy and stigma reduction
Student leadership, participation and agency
Tier 2 includes:
Early identification and student support
Prevention and early intervention
Tier 3 includes:
Intensive supports and service pathways
The outside frame says mentally healthy learning environments, teaching and learning, student engagement and allyship, partnerships and services.
The centre of the circle that says every student then expands to take over the screen and is replaced by a series of diverse student photos, each appearing one at a time.
The circle then changes back to the words every student and shrinks. Text appears:
Differentiated and identity-affirming supports wrap around every student across the tiers of intervention.
But how? The Identity-Affirming School Mental Health Frame offers guidance related to places for reflection and action.
The screen changes to show a graphic with the title The Identity-Affirming School Mental Health Frame.
The graphic is a circle or wheel. The very centre says every student.
A ring around the centre circle says commitments to Truth and Reconciliation, and equity.
The next ring out has the words dismantle, engage, amplify and respond. Each section opens one at a time starting on the bottom left:
Respond with differentiated and Identity affirming mental health supports
Then the top right:
Engage and partner with students, parents/caregivers and community with cultural humility.
Then the bottom right:
Amplify diverse student, parent/caregiver and community perspectives by decentring whiteness
Then the top left:
Dismantle and remove oppression and racism with anti-oppressive and anti-racist policies and practices.
The graphic disappears and words appear:
School mental health done well is grounded in Truth and Reconciliation
School mental health done well is grounded in equity
Those words transition to say:
School mental health done well is identity affirming.
The video ends as the screen becomes a purple, blue and green gradient and the School Mental Health Ontario logo appears in white in the very centre.