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Updated Leading Mentally Healthy Schools resources now available

Ontario school administrators and system leaders have updated guidance for supporting and promoting student mental health.

School Mental Health Ontario has released a newly updated version of its guiding resource, the Leading Mentally Healthy Schools ebook. 

Cover of Leading Mentally Healthy Schools ebook
Cover of Leading Mentally Healthy Schools ebook, 2024 edition

Originally released in 2013, Leading Mentally Healthy Schools describes the core components of developing, operating, and sustaining mentally healthy schools in Ontario. It’s intended to support the needs of school administrators and system leaders in establishing the conditions to support and promote mental health and well-being in their school communities. 

The 2024 version includes a suite of resources to accompany the ebook: a reorganized web section for school administrators ( and an updated online course, MH LIT – Mental Health in Action for School Administrators. 

and much more. 

Leading Mentally Healthy Schools is aligned with Policy/Program Memorandum 169 and the requirement for school boards to provide culturally responsive, evidence-informed student mental health promotion, prevention and early intervention services within the broader system of care.

Get your copy at, or learn more and get tools for sharing Leading Mentally Healthy Schools at