According to the board, “One in five children experience mental well-being issues. This statistic translates into approximately 40,000 students in the TDSB.”
In order to deal with this, the board has created a new four-year strategy, which will be unveiled Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. by TDSB director Donna Quan.
All school in the district will have mental well-being teams consisting of teachers, students and community members in order to foster support.
“[T]here’s a direct link between the availability of social, emotional, psychological and physical supports and student achievement,” the TDSB website reads. “In a world where we cannot keep our students immune from all sorts of challenges, making sure we pay attention when they are struggling is a must for educators.”