Schools are an ideal setting for reaching a large number of children and youth; this is especially true in rural, remote, and under-resourced urban areas. Offering mental health supports and services within schools increases access compared to providing them in the community alone.
PolicyWise and the Alberta Health Services Addiction and Mental Health Strategic Clinical Network worked together to outline recommended actions to ensure children and youth in Alberta have access to consistent and equitable cross-sectoral, collaborative mental health supports in school settings.
The following summary highlights what we’ve learned through this work.
Download the full summary here.