The ‘Supporting Child and Youth Mental Health Outcomes in Alberta School Settings’ initiative, sponsored by the Addiction and Mental Health Strategic Clinical Network (AMH SCN), will catalyse a provincial collaborative approach to improve mental health outcomes for children and youth. It will assess and consolidate what is known about child and youth mental health pathways to support services and initiatives across Alberta by key partners. The goals of this project are to:
• Gain a comprehensive understanding of the provincial landscape for child and youth mental health in school settings.
• Inform a shared vision and approach on a cross-sectoral model to address child and youth mental health in schools.
• Mobilize and strengthen provincial capacity and capability to achieve the desired change.
The Early Career Transition Award seeks to mobilize and strengthen provincial capacity and capability for improving child and youth mental health outcomes in Alberta school settings by building the research and evidence base. The scope of this award is broad, including three major areas of focus: integrated community based approaches to 1) health promotion and disease prevention, 2) children and youth with identified mental health and addiction issues, and 3) crisis intervention and management.