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School Mental Health Desk Reference for Directors

The desk reference for directors of education highlights the importance of leadership commitment, alignment and coherence of the vision, which are all key to creating the conditions that support identity-affirming student mental health.

This two-page reference is a quick guide that directors of education can use to inspire and implement system-wide commitment to school mental health. Directors of education inspire the possibilities for the future of mental health.  Leadership is at the heart of this work.

How might I use this guide?

Directors of education can use this guide to understand, communicate and activate the shared responsibility for effective mental health and well-being strategies.