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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.

Your Role

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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.

Learn More

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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.

Take Action

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Find resources to help you in your role. Learn from and with school mental health professionals from across the province.

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.