How Ontario’s Schools Support Children and Youth Mental Health and Social-Emotional Learning
Ontario’s schools are an excellent place for promoting
positive mental health, for helping with social-emotional learning, for
noticing when a student might be struggling with a mental health problem, and
with supporting early intervention services and referrals to more intensive
treatment when needed.
Educators play an important role in creating mentally
healthy learning environments, supporting social-emotional learning, and
helping students who might be struggling with a mental health problem while at
Most Ontario school districts also have mental health professionals
on staff who provide prevention and early intervention support to students.
They also work with mental health clinicians in the community to help ensure a
strong circle of support when students need more care.