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Guideline 6: Provide comprehensive support systems that focus on peer and parent-child relations, and academic performance

Best practice guidelines for mental health promotion programs: Children & Youth

Help develop comprehensive support systems that focus on peer and parent-child relations, and academic performance, by:

  • identifying populations(s) of concern
  • facilitating the development or improvement of a strong support network for the population(s) of concern, including emotional, social and physical support, through school, community and health services
  • providing tangible assistance, such as financial support, transportation.

Examples include:

  • counselling, reassurance and sympathetic listening.
  • caring and supportive relationships by family, friends and service providers
  • transportation to group sessions
  • childcare.

Programs that incorporate Guideline 6 are:

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Best practice guidelines for mental health promotion programs: Children and Youth

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