School Mental Health Grants

We are pleased to announce that the Suicide Prevention Community of Council will be providing mental health grants up to $1000 per school in 2017. This has been a popular program for engaging students in mental health awareness over the past two years. Please find attached the grant application form for 2017. Similar to previous years, we are asking the mental health leads for each school board facilitate the process for engaging interested schools.

The SBMH Grant Review Committee will utilize the following criteria when deciding upon grant funding: promotes mental health awareness, breaks stigma around mental illness and mental health problems, builds capacity, promotes help seeking behaviour and resilience, and advances the Hamilton Suicide Prevention Strategy – SPCCH.

Download the  SPCCH School-Based Mental Health Grant Application 2017

In addition to submitting a grant application, participating schools will be asked to provide a one to two paragraph summary of the outcomes achieved so we can help profile and share project information on our website. Participating schools will also be invited to participate in a half day Youth Leading Youth conference to be held in November, 2017.

The SBMH Grant Review Committee will meet in early March. If you have any questions, please email

Glendale BearsCare Wellness Initiative

We are proud to present this video created by participants of the 2016 grant program

For more information, click here.

2016 Grant Winners:

School Grant Title
Academie Catholique Mere – Teresa (ACMT) Suicide Talk/Safe Talk Training
St. Jean de Brebeuf Culture Fest
St. Mary’s Catholic Secondary Do The Right Thing
Bishop Ryan Around the World at BR
Cardinal Newman Up with the Beats, Down with the Stress
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Elementary Mental Well-Being Awareness Month and Family MeWe Night
Hamilton Disctrict Christian High School HDCH Let’s Talk Week
Saltfleet District High School TACO Bout Mental Well-Being at Saltfleet
Westdale Secondary School Wellness Wednesdays
Sir Allan MacNab Secondary School Positive Space and Games Lunchroom
Glendale Secondary BearsCare: Mental Health and Wellness Campaign