Welcome to the CEMH website
In the spring of 2011, the Lester B. Pearson School Board was designated by the Ministère de l'Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport as a Centre of Excellence for Mental Health. Our centre is one of the six Centres of Excellence committed to facilitating the inclusion of students with particular learning needs in community schools . Mental health is a burgeoning area of interest for all who work with youth. Given the current restructuring of health and social services in Quebec toward a transfer in the delivery of front line mental health services from hospitals to CSSS’s, mental health is an increasing preoccupation on a local, community level. By way of example, the second priority identified in the Action Plan of the Public Health Department in Montreal is the psychological distress of youth.
Our Mandate and Vision
The Centre’s mandate is to develop capacity among the ten English school boards across Quebec, assisting schools in the implementation of best practice approaches in prevention, intervention and research in the field of mental health. Thus, a Centre of Excellence for Mental Health requires a focus that is as much oriented toward wellness and prevention as intervention. Please click here to continue reading...