Mental Health & Substance Use Strategy

Limestone Learning Foundation

The Limestone District School Board released its 2021-2024 Mental Health and Substance Use Strategy (MHSUS) in October 2021. This document is the result of an extensive consultation process that sought input from various stakeholders, including students, families, community partners, and school  board staff. 

In addition to the Strategy, the board has developed a one-year Mental Health and Substance Use Action Plan for 2021-2022. The Action Plan outlines Limestone’s mental health and substance use initiatives for the year and will be used as a public monitoring document. 

To help summarize some of the feedback received from students during the Mental Health and Substance Use Strategy student survey conducted in February-March 2021, the board has created an infographic. The infographic offers board-wide student responses about who they seek mental health and substance use support from at school, as well as the most common themes in student responses about what their schools do well and what they could do better to support students’ well-being. The survey that generated these results also collected student identity data (race, gender identity and sexual orientation), which is being used internally to drive the creation and delivery of culturally responsive supports. 

The board is currently reconvening its stakeholder groups to offer an update on the strategy, as well as discuss the next steps outlined in the Action Plan. Additional public reporting on the plan's progress will be shared in Fall 2022.

Click here to review the 2021-2024 Mental Health & Substance Use Strategy document.
Click here to review the Mental Health & Substance Use Strategy 2021-2022 Action Plan document.
Image of 2021 Fall Infographic that provides snapshot of student survey results.

The Limestone District School Board is situated on traditional territories of the Anishinaabe & Haudenosaunee.