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.
These secondary social-emotional learning posters highlight everyday mental health classroom practices that support social-emotional learning. We also have an elementary set available. Downl...
The information guide provides an overview of common mental health issues. It includes suggestions for differentiated instructional strategies and/or accommodations. Supporting Minds Strategies ...
A resource to support student help-seeking by showcasing different ways to start the conversation with a trusted person and what to expect after reaching out. There’s no problem #TooBigOrTooSmall ...
Self-care is an important part of wellness and even more important when we go through difficult and stressful times in our lives. Take time to look after yourself so that when difficult situations hap...
The ONE-CALL process provides educators with a step-by-step approach to support students when they exhibit signs of an emotional or behavioural issue. Download the resource
Decision Support Tool for Classroom Teachers – Checklist for Educators for the Planning of Student Mental Health-Related Activities
The Decision Support Tool for Educators has been created to provide a framework for teachers in the planning and implementation of mental health and well-being materials, resources and information wit...