News & Events
NEW! March 6, 2009
The Report of Major Findings from the International Survey of Principals Concerning Emotional and Mental Health and Well-Being is now available. Please click here.
NEW! March 5, 2009
The presentation slides from the talk given by Louise Rowling and Gloria Wells at the conference "Expanding Our Horizons: Moving Mental Health and Wellness
Promotion into the Mainstream" in Toronto, March 6th are available (warning: 11 MB):PowerPoint Slides
NEW! January 27, 2009
The report and photos for the September 8, 2008 Mind Your Head meeting in Melbourne, Australia have just been posted. Please click here.
July 25, 2008
In June a high level meeting was held in Brussels that resulted in European Pact for Mental Health and Well-being. A priority area is Mental Health in Youth and Education. Click here to access the Pact and papers and presentations at the meeting.
10, 2006 - Oslo, Norway - On behalf of Intercamhs, EDC
with Psykisk Helse I Skolen coordinated a pre-conference workshop
on Schools and Mental Health at the 4th
World Conference on the Promotion of Mental Health and Prevention
of Mental Health Disorders.
40 participants worldwide
from Singapore, Scandinavia, North America and Australia participated.
The distinguished panelists and participants engaged in conversation
about critical issues of advocacy, implementation of a range of
programs for students. Power Points of Presentations are attached.
centered on such issues as the importance of a principal or headmaster’s
leadership, the need for advocacy, training to convince and prepare
teachers that they can play a most significant role, the challenge
of creating a common language, convincing schools of the link between
mental health, learning and academic achievement, and how to create
coordinating mechanisms across education and mental health. A most
exciting program in Norway has increased awareness of young people’s
mental health needs and drastically shortened the time for seeking
Health in School - Anne Gro Tvedt
Understandings from School Mental Health Promotion in Australia
- Louise Rowling
Health in Schools - Cheryl Vince-Whitman
from the TIPS Project - Jan Olan Johannessen
2005 - Montego Bay, Jamaica - On December 6-8, 2005 over 100
participants gathered at Montego Bay, Jamaica for the Jamaica Association
of Guidance Counselors in Education (JAGCE) Annual General Conference.
The theme of conference was “Professional Counsellor: Agent of Change”
with the key note address by Mr. Patrick Smith, Senior Secretary
for Member Services, Jamaica Teacher’s Association. The honoree
was Dr. Deloris Brissett, Ministry of Education for Jamaica. Intercamhs
board member, Dr. Dennis Edwards was part of the organizing committee
and Intercamhs members Dr. Paul Giguere, Senior Scientist, Education
Development Center, USA and Dr. Michael Linsdey, Assistant Professor,
School of Social Work at the University of Maryland, led discussions
on approaches to school-based mental health. A number of practitioners
expressed interest in and signed up to be members of Intercamhs.
2005 - Dublin, Ireland
The third Intercamhs’ meeting was held in Dublin, Ireland in April
2005 to coincide with the Global
Conference for Mental Health Promotion: Going from Strength to Strength.
Summaries of the presentations will be available soon.
September, 2004 - Auckland, New Zealand
The second Intercamhs' meeting was held in Auckland, New Zealand in September 2004, to coincide with the Third World Conference on Mental Health Promotion and the Prevention of Mental Health and Behavioural Disorders.
- Read summaries of the presentations at the meeting
October, 2003 - Portland, Oregon
The first Intercamhs' meeting was held in Portland, Oregon, USA, on October 22 2003, and attracted 43 delegates from 11 countries.
A special issue of the International Journal of Mental Health Promotion was published in summer 2004, with all articles contributed by Intercamhs members.