Mental Health in Schools

The following resource has been developed to provide you with valuable information and programs that can improve the health of the children and youth at your school. The resource has been developed based on three components of the Ministry of Education's Foundations for a Healthy School framework (external link): Curriculum, Teaching and Learning; Social and Physical Environments; and Home, School and Community Partnerships. For information on student leadership and engagement strategies, please visit our Youth Engagement pages.

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Curriculum, Teaching and Learning

Elementary

  • B.O.Y.S (PDF file)
    A best practice strength-based, social skills program developed for boys in grades seven and eight to increase their understanding of positive male roles, relationships and identities in society and to strengthen their social skills.
  • Iris the Dragon (external link)
    Provides lesson plans to help educators address mental health issues in the classroom.
  • Playground Activity Leaders in Schools (P.A.L.S.)
    P.A.L.S. is a peer-led playground leadership program that encourages all children to participate in activities regardless of their gender, size, or ability.  

Elementary & Secondary

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Social and Physical Environments

Elementary

  • Playground Activity Leaders in Schools (P.A.L.S.)
    P.A.L.S. is a peer-led playground leadership program that encourages all children to participate in activities regardless of their gender, size, or ability.

Elementary & Secondary

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Home, School and Community Partnerships

Elementary & Secondary

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