Atlantic provinces to develop mental health framework in an effort to help students

Posted on January 24th, 2018

The Council of Atlantic Ministers of Education and Training announced on Thursday it’s going to develop a mental health framework in an effort to help students in public and post-secondary schools have positive mental health.

The framework, as said at a press conference at Saint Mary’s University, will allow the provinces to learn from each other and to create province-specific initiatives.

“The intention is to set these goals and have programs in place to ensure that these supports are there for our students,” Nova Scotia’s Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Zach Churchill said.

The plan is to complete the framework by the fall.

“What we’re going to do is have our staff within our respective departments work with each other to formulate the goals and an action plan and move all of our departments and all of our provinces forward,” Nova Scotia’s Labour and Advanced Education Minister Labi Kousoulis said.

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