SCCDSB Mental Health Strategy Submitted

The St. Clair Catholic District School Board is moving forward with a new mental health strategy after submitting a report to the Ontario government. The report outlines the board’s plan for the next three years.

Deb Crawford, superintendent of education, says results from a survey showed a higher percentage of female students across the board have anxiety issues, compared to the national average.

“We’re going to have to make sure we’re using strategies in our classrooms and that we’re aware of that as the adults in our system,” she says. “On an on-going basis as we put this plan in place, it is part of what we address in terms of awareness for everyone in the community.”

Crawford says the strategy sets out goals in the areas of organizational conditions, capacity building and mental health promotion and prevention.