#HearNowON seeks Ontario secondary student input on school mental health
Online survey, forums part of “ground-breaking” initiative by School Mental Health Ontario to hear student voice School Mental Health Ontario – Santé mentale en milieu scolaire Ontario (smh-assist.ca) will engage secondary students across Ontario to hear student voices, improve youth engagement in school-based mental health programming, and inform a provincial student mental health leadership strategy. […]
New resource helps educators have informed conversations with students about cannabis.
In collaboration with the Provincial System Support Program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and the Ministry of Education, School Mental Health ASSIST has developed an Info-Sheet for educators on the topic of cannabis. This resource emphasizes health promotion and substance use prevention for all students, and provides educators with evidence-based information to support harm reduction for […]
System-Wide School Mental Health Infographics
School Mental Health ASSIST is creating a suite of Infographics to explain the System-Wide School Mental Health approach to enhancing student mental wellness.
In collaboration with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and the Ministry of Education, School Mental Health ASSIST has developed an Info-Sheet for parents/guardians and caregivers on the topic of cannabis.
Mental Health Literacy for Educators Helping Children and Youth after Tragic Events
It can be difficult for educators to know how to provide support at school following a tragic event that may impact students in some way. This Info-Sheet offers some ways that educators can offer helpful assistance as part of daily classroom life.
2017-2020 Strategic Directions
School Mental Health ASSIST (SMH ASSIST) is pleased to share Taking Flight, an overview of our Strategic Directions for 2017-2020.
Come and join us at the 2018 Summit on Children and Youth Mental Health April 12 & 13, 2018
The theme of the 2018 Summit is Beyond Collaboration: Towards Integrated Systems for Supporting Child and Youth Mental Health. Presentations will focus on working across tiered systems of support for promotion, prevention and intervention.
Yes, I can! Paying Attention to Well-Being in the Mathematics Classroom
This latest monograph on Math and well-being from the Ministry of Education draws connections between these two important topics.
New Info-Sheet on Opioid Misuse
School Mental Health ASSIST has developed a series of Info-Sheets on the topic of prescription opioid misuse, including a focus on fentanyl.
13 Reasons Why – Frequently Asked Questions
There has been considerable public interest related to the new Netflix series 13 Reasons Why.
Children’s Mental Health Week
To start off Children’s Mental Health Week CMHO is hosting their annual “Change the View” awards ceremony.
WellAhead Webinar Series – April Webinar on Leadership – Recordings Available
WellAhead is a philanthropic initiative that aims to improve child and youth mental health by integrating social and emotional wellbeing into K-12 education. Upcoming webinars feature topics that will be of interest to those supporting student mental health and well-being in schools. Social Labs 201: The messiness of labs and how to deal Co-presenter: Jerry Koh (MaRS […]
It takes a Nation
It takes a nation. It’s a catchy title.It’s also the theme of the annual Mental Health For All Conference, in Toronto in September 2017. When we say: it takes a nation, we mean it will take the whole of government, and the whole of Canada to right the ship of mental health. It requires all […]
Ontario Supporting Student Success and Wellness
Ontario is seeking input on student well-being to inform a provincewide plan for kindergarten to Grade 12 that supports learning and ensures that students can flourish and thrive.
Education Today Features School Mental Health ASSIST
THE RESULTS OF FIVE YEARS OF focus on mental health and wellness are readily apparent across Ontario’s school system. Awareness, compassion and mental health literacy have spiked, and a range of programs and supports are being introduced to address wellness issues for students at all grade levels.