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With your busy and demanding role, it can be hard to stay up to date on the changes to school mental health evidence and recommended practices. We consult the literature, engage with experts and curate empirical findings to support you.

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Structured Psychotherapy in Ontario Schools

School mental health professional sitting on a couch with a clipboard on her lap and explaining something to a student sitting in front.

Within Ontario’s School Mental Health Strategy, there is a strong focus on tier 2 prevention services that use a structured psychotherapy approach. Deepen your knowledge about supporting students with mild-to-moderate mental health problems using evidence-based approaches.

Problematic Substance Use Prevention

A group of high school students are sitting in a row together outside. They appear to be listening to someone tell a story. They're smiling and launghing.

Many young people experiment with substance use at some point during their development. For some students, this experimentation is low risk and for a relatively short period of time.

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