By Sarah Bonato, Reference/Research Librarian, CAMH Library
World Teachers' Day is celebrated on October 5. It’s a day to honour teachers and teacher organizations, and a time to consider issues related to teachers and teaching. See below for a selection of research resources focusing on both educators' mental health and also their role in promoting student mental health.
Supporting Minds: An Educator's Guide to Promoting Students' Mental Health and Well-being
From the Ontario Ministry of Education
- A report on increasing school-based capacity to support the most vulnerable students. Includes info on child and youth mental health/addiction problems, how to recognize and respond to mental health problems in students and how educators can support students.
Access at http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/document/reports/health.html
Work Changes to Prevent and Decrease Stress in Teachers
- A review on assessing the evidence for improving the wellbeing and reducing work-related stress in teachers. Interventions assessed include changes in teachers’ tasks, flexible scheduling, and school wide coaching. Although only a small number of studies are included in this review, it’s the first systematic review on organizational interventions to improve the wellbeing of teachers. You can also read more about this review on Evidently Cochrane blog at http://www.evidentlycochrane.net/teacher-stress-we-need-evidence-based-solutions/.
Access at https://www.cochrane.org/CD010306/OCCHEALTH_work-changes-to-prevent-and-decrease-stress-in-teachers
From the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education
- ERIC is a free database for searching education research and information. There's over 1.3 million records, and ERIC is a must search source for education research. ERIC is a great source for finding research on identifying students with mental health issues, educator mental health literacy, and the emotional wellbeing of teachers.
Access at https://eric.ed.gov/
From CAMH, PHE Canada and Western University
- A partnership between CAMH, Western University, Teach Resiliency is a door to an online library that has practical and evidence-informed resources and tools to support mental health in our classrooms and schools—for students as well as educators.
Access at http://teachresiliency.ca
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