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School leaders, like principals and vice-principals, and system leaders, like directors and superintendents of education, establish foundations for quality, consistency, and sustainability in school mental health.

Your Role

School principal standing in front of a line of elementary students who are boarding a school bus and giving high fives.

You create the supportive environments needed for effective and sustainable practices in school mental health. Discover how mental health leadership strategies build foundations for upstream promotion and prevention services.

Learn More

A diverse group of principals at a meeting listening to a presenter in an indoor room.

Learning never stops. Explore this section to build your mental health knowledge and related leadership skills so you can effectively set the stage, bring people along, and foster compassionate collaboration and care.

Take Action

A principal carrying folders has stopped to talk with an elementary student in a well-lit school hallway. The student has a backpack over one shoulder and is making eye contact with the principal.

Working alongside system and school leaders, we have compiled resources and tools to make your work easier.

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.