A student's mental health can affect their school performance, attendance and achievement. Positive mental health can impact learning, yet up to 20 percent or more of children and youth experience mental health problems at some point.
Schools and parents share a collective responsibility, not only to respond to a student's mental health need, but to include the promotion of positive mental health and prevention of illness in our school communities. Education, awareness and the de-stigmatization of mental health are crucial pieces of the puzzle.
Mental Health Week is May 1-5, 2017
View the Mental Health video created for Halton District School Board parents
Learn more about children's mental health
Additional online resources for parents/guardians