As a mental health professional working within the school system, you help to make sure students can learn to the best of their abilities, and can help those struggling with a mental health problem with early identification and intervention services.
You are a key part of the circle of support for students with mental health needs in your school board. You’re also part of a community of practice of SMH professionals across Ontario with specialized skills related to early identification, prevention, intervention and crisis support services.
SMH professionals serve students when they are most in need, but are often the last to receive learning and training as part of their role. We want to change that. Explore our learning topics to deepen your knowledge.
Find resources to help you in your role. Learn from and with school mental health professionals from across the province.
This resource serves as a reference to assist you in enhancing relationships, diffusing tensions and strengthening engagement with parents / caregivers when matters related to mental health arise.
MH LIT: Student Mental Health in Action is a series of four lessons to support the development of basic mental health knowledge and help-seeking skills. The lessons are designed for use with secondary...
This classroom resource provides key communication strategies to help promote inclusion in mentally healthy learning environments
This info sheet provides tips and information about how to have mentally healthy conversations during challenging world events with students
World events can impact individuals, classes, schools, communities and beyond. This resource provides information on how to support students as they work through strong feelings after a challenging wo...
These four websites were developed in partnership with the educator federations and offer collections of everyday mental health classroom practices organized by social-emotional skill category. ...