During this phase, you’ll make your plan. If you don’t have a template for your plan, ask your mental health leader or superintendent to provide the board-approved template.
When setting priorities, make sure you focus first on organizational conditions, then staff capacity building. From there, your school or board will be ready for the uptake of mental health promotion and prevention programming.
Set a small number of goals and outline the steps needed to achieve the goals, as well as the indicators you will review to monitor progress. Use the data you collected during the assess and reflect phases to create a plan that
- makes use of identified strengths
- responds to identified specific school mental health issues
- has a defined focus on desired outcomes and how to achieve them
- successfully matches evidence-based practices and resources to the priority needs
- makes use of available resources within the school, across the board or in the community to support the school’s efforts
- sets out appropriate professional development and other supports needed to reach the outcomes successfully