Welcome to the Teachers’ and School Staff
section of the Mental Health and High School website!
High school teachers and guidance counsellors
play a critical role in the lives of their students. They
are often the first to pick up the early warning signs of
mental illness, and are uniquely positioned to provide the
kinds of support that can help students who are experiencing
This site is designed to provide high school
personnel – teachers, guidance counsellors and others
who have direct contact with young people – with practical
information and tools to:
more aware of the impact of mental health problems and mental
illness on students’ learning;
supports that can lessen that impact and allow students to
become successful learners
The information on this site pertains to all
students struggling with mental health problems, whether or
not they have been given an actual diagnosis.
As you look through this site, you’ll come across comments
and suggestions provided by teachers and students who wrote
in to our website, or took part in interviews and focus groups.