One in five Canadians will experience a mental health challenge before the age of 19. That is why more research is needed to promote the mental health and well-being of Canadian children and youth.
Dr. Deinera Exner-Cortens, Canada Research Chair in Childhood Health Promotion, is evaluating healthy relationships and mental health promotion activities in schools. She and her research team are also exploring how to successfully implement these tools as part of daily practice. Ultimately, their research will identify the best approaches to providing mental health services in schools and promote the health and well-being of children and adolescents across Canada.