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(Canada) PEI: Team to handle mental health needs in school

Dec 21. 2017, CBC News (Canada): 'This is a safe place': Tackling mental health in schools http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-student-well-being-mental-health-hernewood-1.4438165 We've seen some issues around absenteeism with students … lots around healthy relationships with peers. It's a real mixed bag," she said. The team, which was introduced to the school this past September, is comprised of a mental health clinician, two nurses and two student outreach workers. It serves the entire Westisle family of schools as well as École Pierre-Chiasson. A similar team also started at the Montague family of schools at the same time. The hope is that it will help students access services sooner than if they had to seek help on their own in the community. …. The team is also a joint venture between the departments of education, health and justice — and there are agreements in place so that team members can share information on a child's file with workers from those departments as needed.