Still on The Journey of Supporting Student Mental Health

Whether you are a new or an experienced administrator, you may be wondering, “How can I continue to build my capacity as a leader in leading mentally healthy schools?” or “How can I build a team and partner with others, so I don’t have to do it alone?” This podcast focuses on the journeys of two practising administrators from different communities in Ontario who share their perspectives and leadership moves on how they have built their capacity as leaders and worked collaboratively with others in leading a mentally healthy school.

Hear how these school leaders continue their journey of creating mentally healthy schools and how they have intentionally used SMH-ON resources such as the Reflection Tool for School Leaders, the Aligned and Integrated Model (AIM), Start Well, and the MH Lit Online Courses for School Leaders and Educators so that all students benefit from good mental health promotion. Learn how they built a team by partnering with others such as their Mental Health Lead, school staff, or community partners to determine their leadership moves in developing their School Improvement Plan with a focus on student well-being and mental health. You will leave the podcast with a sense of “There are many SMH-ON resources to support me.” or “I don’t have to know it all.” and “The key to success is using a team approach in building a mentally healthy school.”

Tracy Lindstrom, Vice-Principal, Keewatin Patricia District School Board
Melissa Daddabbo, Principal, Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board

SMH-ON Resources Referenced
Leading Mentally Healthy Schools Reflection Tool
Reflection Tool for Educators
Noticing Mental Health Concerns for your Child
Tip Sheet for Staff to Support Positive Mental Health
Practical Resources to Support Students Mental Health During a Pandemic
Mental Health in Action Course for Educators
Mental Health in Action Course for School Leaders