School Mental Health Leaders & Service Providers – Wisdom2Action

School Mental Health Leaders & Service Providers

We need your help to reach as many students as possible across Ontario. We have two key mechanisms to engage students and help shape the student mental health leadership strategy led by School Mental Health Ontario: Regional Forums in Ottawa, Toronto, Thunder Bay and London, and an online survey for secondary schools students across Ontario.

We are working with Dalhousie University to establish and implement ethical standards to guide this project and have submitted an ethics application to the Dalhousie University Research Ethics Board.

If you have any questions, you can contact Fae Johnstone (Wisdom2Action) at faejohnstone@gmail.com, or Joyce Erogun (School Mental Health Ontario) at jerogun@smh-assist.ca.

Help Us Spread The Word

We need to reach as many students across Ontario as possible! Please consider sharing our student web-page with young people and students in your network. To help spread the word, you can download the poster, or social media visuals below. For more information, please see our Overview.

Regional Forums

We are organizing four regional forums, in Ottawa, Toronto, Thunder Bay and London! The forums will provide an opportunity to delve more deeply into your perspectives and recommendations on improving student leadership and mental health in Ontario’s secondary schools.

What to expect at the regional forums:

  • An engaging opportunity to learn and share alongside other students about improving mental health in schools, and sharing your perspective on how to help students be engaged as leaders in school-based mental health initiatives
  • A discussion oriented, open and inclusive space centred on your voice and perspective
  • For those travelling from outside of the host city, more information will be made available soon regarding travel and accommodations, Should you have questions, please feel free to contact Joyce Erogun at jerogun@smh-assist.ca
  • Mental health support will be available
  • Breakfast and lunch will be provided
  • Bus tickets will be available

Share these registration links with your students!

Online Survey

The survey is in development and will be coming soon. The survey will be focused on student mental health knowledge needs and preferences. Note that the survey is close-ended in nature, to allow for safe and anonymous input. Students who have ideas to offer are encouraged to participate in the regional forum opportunities.

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