Improving child and youth mental health was highlighted as a provincial priority by the government of Ontario, as described in its mental health strategy, Open Minds, Healthy Minds: Ontario’s Comprehensive Mental Health and Addictions Strategy. Best Practice Guidelines for Mental Health Promotion Programs: Children and Youth, originally released in 2007, is the first in a series of online guides for promoting mental health across all age groups.
Updated in 2014, this resource provides health and social service providers with up-to-date, evidence-based approaches to apply mental health promotion concepts and principles in the programs they deliver for children and youth. This resource highlights ten guidelines that define best practices for promoting the mental health of children and youth.
You can read our plain language summary of this guide on the EENet website. Research Report Round-ups are brief summaries of research reports, presented in a user-friendly format.