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Mental Health Governance Matters

Governance Matters highlights the important role of the board of trustees in the collective commitment to mental health and well-being and supports the alignment and coherence from the board table to the student desk.

This two-page reference is a quick guide that supports the work of the board of trustees in in their governance role that demonstrates commitment to identity-affirming school mental health.

A shared commitment to a moral imperative that prioritizes equitable mental health and well-being for every student is a key governance role for trustees. 

How might I use this guide?

System leaders and trustees can use this resource for personal and shared reflection.