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.
Understanding Anti-Black Racism to Support Mental Health and Well-Being of Black and Racialized Students
While this resource has a focus on anti-Black racism, it can also help to support a broader understanding of racism, bias and stereotype, and their impacts on mental health and well-being. Understandi...
The 6Rs for school leaders is adapted from the 6Rs Guidance Teacher Resource and provides an example of an approach that can be used by school leaders in supporting students seeking help. The 6Rs Fram...
This tip sheet is intended to support school leaders as they engage in conversations with parents and families about their child’s mental health and well-being at school. It provides information...
Individuals and families have experienced the COVID-19 pandemicin unique and varied ways. For some, significant changes to daily routines, a sense of isolation and loss, and various other factors may ...
Return to School During COVID-19: Considerations for Ontario’s Child and Youth Community Mental Health Service Providers
In Return to School During COVID-19: Considerations for Ontario’s Child and Youth Community Mental Health Service Providers, Children’s Mental Health Ontario and its partner, Ontario Centre o...
It is important to be aware of the resources, personnel and pathways within your school for help. The decision-tree template, Circle of Support and System Pathways Flowchart, is designed as a guide fo...