We don't provide mental health advice, counselling, or treatment. If you or someone you know is in crisis, contact your local community crisis team. You can also reach out to the Indigenous Hope for Wellness Help Line 1-855-242-3310, the Black Youth Helpline 1-833-294-8650, or Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868.
School and system leaders need knowledge and skills in mental health leadership strategies and school mental health literacy. Boost your confidence to support student mental health in your school or board by learning more about these topics.
Mental Health Leadership Strategies
Deepen your learning in these focus areas to help you in leading mentally healthy schools:
Think in Tiers and Focus on the Positive
Consider the AIM triangle and the upstream role of schools in supporting student mental health.
We have created a number of learning resources designed to build school mental health literacy in role-specific, action-oriented ways. Consult with your board Mental Health Leader for in-person learning and training opportunities.
MH LIT – Mental Health in Action for school leaders
The MH LIT – Mental Health in Action course is designed to provide school leaders with basic knowledge and information related to mental health, strategies to enhance student mental health, and everyday practices that can be used in the school and classroom.
LEARN about mental health.
INSPIRE through your actions.
TEACH in ways that encourage belonging and that support student mental health.
Duration: 6 hours
Format: 6 learning modules, self-paced, online
Result: certificate of completion for your portfolio